About Our Trademark Lawyer

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The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC, or Hilla Trademark Lawyers, was founded by managing attorney John Hilla in 2008.

Our mission is to assist start-ups, small businesses, active enterprises, entrepreneurs, musicians, and artists protect their business names, slogans, logos, and brands with Federal trademark registration with the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO).

We have successfully assisted restaurateurs, e-commerce start-ups, rock bands, clothiers and fashion designers, video game app developers, cosmetics ventures, foreign import-export ventures, and many others with the protection of intellectual property assets.

Owner and Managing Trademark Lawyer John Hilla obtained his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit and his LL.M from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

Prior entering the law, John published a globally distributed rock and roll music magazine and engaged in other entrepreneurial enterprises. As a former professional

musician, having played bass in bands such as The Onions (Grand Rapids, mid-1980s), King Tammy (Kalamzoo, late 1980s), Eerie Canal (Ann Arbor and Detroit, early 1990s), and Tabla Rasa (Chicago, mid-1990s), Attorney Hilla maintains a special interest in assisting those in the music business.

John personally understands the needs for a recognizable, useful, and well-protected brand. In business, your name is your identity—and vice versa.

Regardless of your background or your needs, Trademark Lawyer John Hilla will treat you with the respect you deserve and the attention you require.

When you retain The Hilla Law Firm’s Trademark Lawyers, you are guaranteed access to your attorney when you need it and not a phone-maze or wall of paralegals.

Retain The Hilla Law Firm, Trademark Lawyers, and get the job done right the first time. With more than 15 years of experience working for you, we know how to treat clients with respect and how to provide optimal customer service.

Whether you are a one-person operation or a larger enterprise with an extensive trademark portfolio, the Michigan Trademark Lawyers at The Hilla Law Firm can provide you the support that you need.

We always have the bandwidth to ensure your success.

Give us a call today at (313) 380-0492 or click the button below.


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