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  • We’re proud to announce that Zachary Hiller of the Law Office of Zachary Hiller has been added to the list of Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a widely recognized rating service that honors outstanding lawyers across the country. The selection process, which covers lawyers from more than 70 practice areas, includes both independent […]

  • Intellectual property isn’t just a question for big companies to worry about. Small businesses and startups have a vested interest in nurturing and protecting their ideas and innovations. At the Law Office of Zachary Hiller, we regularly counsel small business owners who want to protect their enterprise. Intellectual property can offer the following benefits to […]

  • copyright taste

    A Van Gogh painting is easily identifiable. Its brush strokes are distinctive and hard to imitate. It’s a known quantity, clearly a work of artistic genius. But how do you quantify a taste? You may remember with fondness your anniversary dinner at that seafood place, but could you really say that the dinner was one […]

  • trademarked name

    What’s in a name? To quote the bard, a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In Hollywood land, however, a name can mean big bucks. Protecting a celebrity’s brand in this digital age has become increasingly important to those in the public eye. In fact, on January 22 Meryl Streep joined the […]

  • holiday traditions

    It’s the holiday season once again. You may be trimming the tree or lighting candles, turning up the Christmas carols or replaying your favorite holiday movies. Have you ever wondered which of our iconic holiday traditions are fair use and which are trademarked? You might be surprised! (1) Santa Claus (as We Know Him Today) […]

  • trademark infringement

    If you don’t follow what’s new on the catwalk, you might not initially link fashion with the concept of intellectual property. For big brands like Gucci, though, the link is obvious – especially when cheaper outlets try to copy their lucrative designs! But is it truly trademark infringement? Forever 21’s Complaint Against Gucci was No Match for […]

  • fair use

    If you’ve never seen Melissa Hunter’s character, “Adult Wednesday Addams,” it’s worth a look, not just to get a laugh, but also to learn more about a legal term that’s become essential in our internet age: the concept of fair use. If you are familiar with the original Addams Family series or the film remakes, […]

  • tech patents

    In the early 2000s, MIT alums Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi designed a way for multiple users to share folders across a network. If this idea sounds familiar to you, that’s because you probably use it, or something like it, every day. Houston and Ferdowsi called their design Dropbox, and filed a patent for this […]

  • trademark cases

    Some of the trademark cases filed over the years have been successful. Some have not. And some are just plain bizarre. Here are a few of the most outrageous ones we’ve seen … The Rock Band KISS Tried to Trademark … What, Exactly? Last month, Gene Simmons of the seminal group KISS tried to trademark […]

  • copyright recipes

    It’s so easy to get a recipe online these days, isn’t it? Whether you’re looking for a new way to make guacamole or double-checking the grilling instructions for those pork steaks, all you have to do is check YouTube or Google. Well, it turns out that even cooking show giants like the Food Network do […]

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