Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the United States of America work through common trademarking 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 guidance in Auburn, Alabama, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Auburn or Alabama?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Auburn’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. 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 Auburn, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Companies need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many companies make the mistake 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 brand. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive consumer engagement. If you need to get the name of your brand trademarked, give us a call.
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. We find the best trademark lawyers 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 counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. Your lawyer 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
Entrepreneurs often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. #s# You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check 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 taco shop on the main drag of Auburn} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. 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 frustrating – 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. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. A federal lawsuit might be necessary to obtain 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 Auburn} Companies
The answer is easy – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls 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.