Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the United States work through common brand 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 Addison, Texas, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Addison or Texas?” Yes! We help clients anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Addison’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist give you peace of mind that your logo is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Addison, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark attorney, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find an attorney who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their brand name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not correct. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Name protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. So you can get their clearance to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. 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
Brand protection is necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Addison} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new restaurant with the same exact name as your business. Without federal trademark protection, you are limited when it comes to enforcement and protection, meaning there’s little you could do to stop the Vegas diner from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your trademark. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully ripping off your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Addison} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.