Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm focused on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies across the United States of America work through common branding 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 guidance in Alamo, Texas, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Alamo or Texas?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Alamo’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark attorneys can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Alamo, 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 are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many companies make the error of spending tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred logo. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s brand with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. 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 business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. It’s important to find an attorney with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of creatives think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from litigation. This is not accurate. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It's important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Alamo} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a year-old restaurant on The Strip. 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 difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You might need to file a lawsuit for a temporary injunction and/or permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can try to recover lost profits as well.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Alamo} Entrepreneurs
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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.