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Trademark Law Firm for Ashland, Oregon

Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the worries 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 USA 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 Ashland, Oregon, then you’ve come to the right place.

“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Ashland or Oregon?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.

Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a law firm dedicated to helping Ashland, Oregon entrepreneurs protect their brands.

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What Is A Trademark Attorney?

A trademark attorney is a attorney 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Ashland, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.

How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?

Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses need to weigh brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error of spending tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred logo or name. Intellectual property protection is one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate user interest. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.

What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer

The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and 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

We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. 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 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 taco restaurant on the main drag of Ashland} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a new restaurant with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 diner from using your name. An even more common – and still difficult – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.

3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.

Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by businesses. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. You could 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 Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Ashland} Entrepreneurs

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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.

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