Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States work through common trademarking 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 Albany, Georgia, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Albany or Georgia?” Yes! We help clients worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Albany’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark attorney to help 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 brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Albany, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Help Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many companies 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. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The things you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and 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 registering a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. 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 taco shop on the main drag of Albany} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new pub with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 pub from using your name. Another tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your brand. 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 trademark. You may need to file a federal lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Albany} Companies
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.