Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the difficulties 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 brand 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 Anderson, South Carolina, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Anderson or South Carolina?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Anderson’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers 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 Anderson, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. Companies need to assess brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens 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 users. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business entrepreneur 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. 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. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable talking with.
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 accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Anderson} 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 restaurant 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 difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might innocently infringe your brand. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your trademark identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You could need to file a federal suit 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 Anderson} Entrepreneurs
The answer is simple – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.