Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes 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 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 Allouez, Wisconsin, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Allouez or Wisconsin?” Yes! We help businesses worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Allouez’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. Trademark attorneys 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Allouez, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. A business is the best placed to protect its name before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many companies make the oversight of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
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 DIY it without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing business strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of business owners think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. This is not correct. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. #s# 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. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is needed for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a sandwich shop on the main drag of Allouez} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’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 restaurant is across state lines. Another hard 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.
If you have a brand, then you need a strategy on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. 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.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Allouez} Companies
The answer is simple – 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.