Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies 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 Arnold, Maryland, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Arnold or Maryland?” Yes! We help businesses worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Arnold’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Arnold, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the error 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 name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target consumers. 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 entrepreneur. 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 traits you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the strongest synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see entrepreneurs 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 true. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The best way to protect a brand is to secure federal trademark registration. So you can get their clearance to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. It's important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of 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 sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Arnold} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old 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 diner is across state lines. Another hard 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 playbook in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your trademark without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully ripping off your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal lawsuit 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 Excited to Serve Arnold} Companies
The answer is simple – contactconnect 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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.