Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout California work through common trademar issues like clearance searches, infringement assessment, trademark registration, USPTO office action responses, infringement litigation, use defense, and more. If you’re looking for top-notch trademark legal support in Corcoran, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Corcoran’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers typically have experience in the entire trademark lifecycle from the critical clearance search all the way through litigation support. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Corcoran, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies need to weigh brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. The amount of money companies spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target consumers. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. Even though it's easy to do some trademark forms on your own, you are at risk of doing something wrong and cleaning up the mess will take 10x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark attorneys are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The things you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable talking with.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not correct. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the USPTO. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Corcoran called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner with the same exact name as your business. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas diner is across state lines. Another tricky scenario is how to deal with a cease-and-desist notice when your brand name is the same as one that was federally registered by another company prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a letter demanding that they stop. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your brand. A federal lawsuit could be necessary to obtain a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademary Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Corcoran Companies
The answer is straightforward – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.