Noble Path Trademark Law is a trademark and registration law firm founded with the ideals of the Noble Eightfold Path of Buddhist tradition in mind.

Are we a “Buddhist” law firm? No, not at all. However, we hope to provide our clients with a level of service that bears in mind certain ideals. 

That is, we hope to bring aspects of the so-called Noble Eightfold Path to your trademark registration matter. 

What does that mean?

The Noble Eightfold Path refers a path of Buddhist practice. We believe that this path is applicable to our trademark and copyright service. 

In short, the steps along the Path are: 

  1. Right Understanding
  2. Right Thought
  3. Right Speech
  4. Right Conduct
  5. Right Livelihood
  6. Right Effort
  7. Right Mindfulness
  8. Right Concentration 
About Noble Path

We won’t describe the meaning of each of these qualities here. However, they are a recipe for engaging in ethical conduct with discipline and with wisdom. 

If this doesn’t describe what a law firm ought to be, what does? 

Noble Path Trademark Law, a service of The Hilla Law Firm, PLLC, is located in Metro Detroit, Michigan. However, we service clients globally for US trademark and copyright matters.

We offer virtual consultations and communications and will work with your scheduling needs. If you're located in a different time-zone, we will accommodate your needs. 

Click the button below to schedule an initial trademark consultation.

About Our Founder

John Hilla

Trademark Attorney John Hilla obtained his J.D. from Wayne State University Law School in Detroit, Michigan. He also holds an LL.M (Master of Laws) from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

Prior entering the law, John published a globally distributed rock and roll music magazine (Rebel Route: Rock-n-Roll, Past and Present) and worked as a technical writer in Detroit's automobile and medical insurance industries. He also played bass in such bands 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). 

John has also published poetry in a variety of journals, including The Cimarron Review, and is the author of the novel Stay Free, available on Amazon, Barnes and, and from an independent bookstore near you.

In short, John and the rest of our staff are creators and entrepreneurs just as you are—and we know and follow the same path.

Noble Path Trademark Law is a proud member of INTA!


Noble Path Trademark Law services the entire State of Michigan as well as the remainder of the United States. In particular, we can register your trademark in:

  • Detroit
  • Southfield
  • Pontiac
  • Westland
  • Dearborn
  • Dearborn Heights
  • Livonia
  • Farmington Hills
  • Ann Arbor
  • Northville
  • Plymouth
  • And more!
  • Livonia
  • Farmington Hills
  • Ann Arbor
  • Northville
  • Plymouth
  • And more!
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