Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the United States work through common trademark 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 support in Bakersfield, California, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Bakersfield or California?” Yes! We help customers worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Bakersfield’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist give you peace of mind that your slogan is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Bakersfield, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’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. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to discover 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 consumers. If you need to get the name of your company trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. Even though it's easy to do some trademark forms on your own, you are at risk of doing something wrong and cleaning up the mess will take 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. 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 attorney, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your business will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see business owners 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 correct. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference business names with the trademark list. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Bakersfield} 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. 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 pub from using your name. 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 are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Bakersfield} Creatives
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.