Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the struggles 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 USA 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 Ardmore, Oklahoma, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Ardmore or Oklahoma?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Ardmore’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark lawyer to advise give you peace of mind that your brand is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Ardmore, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. 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 companies 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 a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive market engagement. 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
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. 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 you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your business will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Ardmore} 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”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a brand new restaurant on The Strip. 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 tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand name was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by people. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. A federal lawsuit could be necessary to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Here to Serve Ardmore} Creatives
The answer is straightforward – 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.