Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across 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 support in Aloha, Oregon, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Aloha or Oregon?” Yes! We help clients anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Aloha’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Aloha, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. A company is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many businesses 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 brand. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. 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 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The traits you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Business owners often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The key problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is needed for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Aloha} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new pub 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 pub 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 company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a notice demanding that they stop. If your brand is being purposefully You may 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 Excited to Serve Aloha} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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.