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  • trademark-tiles

    Unless you have been living under a rock for several years, the name of a popular NFL team has been a hot topic of conversation. While many have argued over the name, the Washington Redskins have been reluctant to change it for a myriad of reasons. That is, until now. After decades under their current […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Slants take on SCOTUS, image of the band the slants

    Late last week the Supreme Court of the Unites States, or SCOTUS, granted certiorari in nine cases. For non-legal nerds, this means that the highest court in the nation has decided to review the decisions of the lowers courts in nine specific cases. Over the next few months SCOTUS will review the merits and rule on […]

  • Beer trademarks are heating up. Zachary Hiller Patent Attorney Houston, TX

    The craft brewing world is booming. According to the Brewers Association, craft breweries in the US have seen a double digit growth pattern for almost a decade. It seems that there are two things that craft brewers really like: a quality brew and some really funny puns. The craft beer field is full of punny […]

  • Zachary Hiller Law Losing A Trademark

    Last week we discussed Twitter and Trademarks, and the need to register names, phrases and symbols for your brand. We mentioned that Twitter was in the process of registering several words, ancillary to the brand. Registering allows them to control the use of these word in commercial settings. Simply registering a trademark isn’t enough. If […]

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