Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes 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 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 support in Bartlett, Tennessee, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Bartlett or Tennessee?” Yes! We help customers nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Bartlett’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Bartlett, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. The amount of money companies spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. 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 Attorney
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal counsel 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 an attorney who you feel comfortable talking with.
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 business name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not true. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office. 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 hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Bartlett} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new diner with the same name as your business in neon lights. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas restaurant is across state lines. 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 person prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your name. There may be cases where people infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally ripping off your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You may need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Bartlett} Companies
The answer is straightforward – 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.