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  • Do you have a trade secret that the success of your business depends upon? Protecting your trade secrets is an important step in ensuring your business can thrive. You may have a top-secret recipe to rival Kentucky Fried Chicken or an original way to create a new art form. If you were to patent your […]

  • proofreading patents

    You’ve likely heard of the University bribe scandal, in which Lori Loughlin (Aunt Becky) and Mossimo Giannulli, among others, were charged for allegedly paying thousands of dollars so their daughter could gain admission to the University of Southern California. You probably didn’t know, however, that their daughter and YouTube influencer Olivia Jade recently had her […]

  • trademarked logo

    Have you ever considered the importance of a company’s logo? Have you thought about what it means in the minds of consumers? Or even the legality of creating these trademarked images in the first place? A recent court case demonstrates to us just how interesting and important this topic can be. The Facts of the […]

  • 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, […]

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