Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses 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 advice in Amesbury, Massachusetts, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Amesbury or Massachusetts?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Amesbury’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 entrepreneurs. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist give you peace of mind that your slogan is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Amesbury, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Help Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. You can save time and legal costs by calling us to conduct a clearance search prior to launching your brand.
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. We find the best trademark attorneys are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The things you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your business will thrive.
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 company name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The most prudent way to protect a name is to receive federal trademark registration. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using 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 hamburger shop on the main drag of Amesbury} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades 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 year-old restaurant with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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. An even more common – and still difficult – 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.
If you have a brand, then you need a strategy on what to do 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 attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. If your trademark is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Amesbury} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – callconnect 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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.