Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations throughout the United States of America work through common trademark 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 Amherst, New York, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Amherst or New York?” Yes! We help customers nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Amherst’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Amherst, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. Businesses are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. The amount of money businesses spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the 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 Law Fim
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 lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience 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 strongest synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Amherst} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new restaurant with the same exact name as your business. 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 restaurant from using your name. An even more common – and still hard – 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.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your name 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 letter demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the infringer is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. A state lawsuit could be needed to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Amherst} 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.