You’re in the office working a big assignment for that key client. Inspiration hits and you start formulating an idea for a new TV ad. But you want to use music – someone else’s music – and the idea vaguely resembles something you saw on SNL. Can you still use it?
Welcome to the world of intellectual property. Intellectual property refers to the creations of the mind, such as inventions, literary and artistic works, designs, and symbols, names and images used in commerce. As brand recognition plays an increasingly important role in today’s business world, trademarks, copyrights and patents are among the most valuable intellectual property assets for traditional, brand-driven, consumer product companies businesses.
In advertising, we’re all working to create the next big idea. When creativity leads to something amazing, you want to make ensure that you and your product are protected. Learn how from noted patent copyright, trademark and patent attorney, Bill Hollimon of Hollimon, PA.
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About Bill Hollimon
Bill Hollimon is a registered patent attorney and circuit civil mediator. His practice focuses on patents, trademarks, and copyrights. Bill is also an experienced litigator, and regularly appears in state and federal courts. He is also involved in administrative litigation at the state and federal levels. He is admitted to practice before all Florida State Courts, all Florida Federal District Courts, the United States Court of Claims, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal.
Bill has litigated patent, trademark, and copyright disputes, and has experience in other complex litigation including class actions and proceedings before the Florida Public Service Commission. He also assists clients in cancellation and opposition proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in domain name disputes before ICANN. He provides legal advice and strategic planning services to technology businesses throughout Florida, with a focus on helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
His mediation practice concentrates on complex commercial disputes and disputes involving intellectual property. Prior to beginning his legal career, Bill practiced as an engineer in the electric utility industry in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.
Bill was selected by his peers as one of the Top Florida Lawyers in Florida Trend’s 2007 Legal Elite Survey.