Saper Law Client Spotlight – Michael Zimmerman & His New Memoir

Saper Law's Client Spotlight is a series highlighting our various practice areas through client features. This month, we are shining a spotlight on our representation of authors and publishers by featuring Saper Law client, author Michael Zimmerman and his newly released memoir. Meet Michael Zimmerman At first glance, Zimmerman's childhood and most of his adult life appeared idyllic. A native of Winnetka, IL, Zimmerman's father ran a successful car dealership, and his mother was widely recognized for her volunteerism. In his forties, however, Zimmerman made the shocking discovery that, just six miles away, his father had another family complete with Continue Reading

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Isn’t This Copyright Infringement?

We recently fielded an inquiry from a photographer client who contacted us when she saw one of her photographs displayed on the wall of a national furniture retailer. The photograph had been torn out of a photography compilation book, framed, and decoratively placed on the wall of the store. Of course, as soon as she saw it she thought, “isn’t this copyright infringement?” The answer is a little more complicated than it would seem. The owner of a valid copyright enjoys an enumerated set of rights laid forth in the Federal Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §106, including the right to Continue Reading

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Saper Law Client Spotlight – Viahart

Saper Law's Client Spotlight is a series highlighting our various practice areas through client features. This month, we are shining a spotlight on our trademark law practice by featuring Saper Law client, Viahart. Meet Viahart Viahart is an innovative toy company that designs and manufactures building toys, plush animals, and active play toys. Their brands Brain Flakes®, Goodminton®, and Tiger Tale Toys™ are some of the best selling toys on Amazon and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Viahart toys are all designed to uphold the company's mission of building capability and confidence in children––and they are perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays! The Wall Continue Reading

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Chambers and Partners Once Again Ranks Daliah Saper as Top Media and Entertainment Lawyer for 2022

Saper Law is proud to announce that Daliah Saper has received a Band 1 Ranking by Chambers and Partners in the USA 2022: Media & Entertainment: Transactional - Illinois category (view here). Chambers and Partners is considered the gold standard in attorney ratings, conducting tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts to deliver detailed insight into providers of legal services. Their research and methodology is unrivaled in its reach and depth, considering factors such as technical ability, client service, diligence and value for money. A Band 1 ranking is the highest ranking that a law firm Continue Reading

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Saper Law at Chicago Fashion Week

You're invited to attend Chicago Fashion Week  Saper Law's Fashion Practice and FashionBar Chicago invite you to enjoy cocktails and a runway show on October 17 at FashionBar's showroom at Water Tower Place. This Chicago Fashion Week event will feature designer Petra Poorova.  Attorney Daliah Saper will also give a brief presentation about emerging legal issues facing the fashion industry. Attendees will network with other business professionals and discuss this year's upcoming fashion trends. Saper Law has a limited block of complimentary tickets for its guests.  Please respond to this email if you would like attend as our guest. Additional tickets can be Continue Reading

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Saper Law Client Spotlight – Midwest FurFest

Saper Law Client Spotlight Saper Law's Client Spotlight is a series highlighting our various practice areas through client features. This month, we are shining a spotlight on the legal work we do for event-based businesses by featuring Saper Law client, Midwest FurFest. Meet Midwest FurFest Midwest FurFest is an annual convention held in the suburbs of Chicago to celebrate the furry fandom. Furries are animal characters with anthropomorphic attributes like human intelligence and the ability to walk and speak. The 2022 Midwest FurFest, held this year from December 1st to 4th, is expected to attract over 10,000 attendees!! The Continue Reading

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Saper Law Client Spotlight – Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage, LLC

Saper Law's Client Spotlight is a new series highlighting our various practice areas through client features. This month, we are shining a spotlight on our intellectual property and corporate law practice by featuring Saper Law client, Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage, LLC Meet Tommy of Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage As households look for a "digital detox," they often turn to board games. Amid the pandemic, the board game market saw a 20% growth. Saper Law client, Tommy Maranges, is a writer, game designer, and one of the founding members of Goat, Wolf, & Cabbage, the Chicago-based publisher of the hit board game Secret Hitler. A few Continue Reading

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Video Recap of Saper Law’s 17th Anniversary Summer Soiree

Thank you to all of the Saper Law Offices, LLC clients, and friends that came out to celebrate our 17th year in business! Since 2005, Saper Law has represented a wide variety of clients from around the world. Our attorneys have made headlines for tackling novel internet and social media cases, and we are consistently ranked as a top law firm for intellectual property, entertainment, new media, and business law. View highlights from the celebratory evening by clicking the video link below and scroll down to see how Saper Law can help you and your business! Saper Law's Continue Reading

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Saper Law 2022 Immersion Program Recap

Congrats to the 2022 Session of the Saper Law Immersion Program! This year's Saper Immersion Program brought together high school students from different backgrounds to learn about the practice of law from a variety of prominent attorneys. Highlights included State and Federal Court observations, field trips to various law firms, and a lecture from an attorney turned chocolate entrepreneur.  Students also enjoyed touring the city on foot and having lunch at several downtown hot spots. Scroll down to see the daily itinerary for this year’s Saper Law Summer Immersion Program. Click here to read feedback about the program from the Continue Reading

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Daliah Saper to lecture about Designer Jewelry, Knock-Offs, and IP Infringement

On Tuesday, September 13, Daliah Saper will be presenting: Designer Jewelry, Knock-Offs, and IP Infringement: Copyright, Trademark, and Trade Dress Protection and Claims Scroll down for more information: Under copyright law, the IP owner does not need to register the work to receive protection, registration is evidence of the work's originality. It is also necessary to sue in federal court and force the alleged infringer to demonstrate that the work is unoriginal or cannot be copyrighted. The substantially similar test puts designers on notice that their jewelry designs, even if inspired by famous designers, need to be distinguishable or infringement Continue Reading

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