Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the difficulties 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 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 support in Barnstable, Massachusetts, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Barnstable or Massachusetts?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Barnstable’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting distracted 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 logo is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Barnstable, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. A company is the best placed to protect its name and logo before or shortly after its launch. 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 logo or name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage users. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. 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 10x 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 you're looking for legal counsel for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find an attorney who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
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 filing a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not correct. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. 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 burger restaurant on the main drag of Barnstable} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner 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 difficult scenario is how to deal with a cease-and-desist notice when your brand name is the same as one that was federally registered by another organization prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your name. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by others. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the infringer is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. A federal lawsuit might be necessary to get 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 Barnstable} Creatives
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.