Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated 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, attorney Brian understands the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical 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 Battle Creek, Michigan, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Battle Creek or Michigan?” Yes! We help businesses anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Battle Creek’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark attorneys 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Battle Creek, 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 so many companies drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage markets. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
The worst thing a business owner 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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The things you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. It’s important to find an attorney with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the strongest synergy for your business.
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 company name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not accurate. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than time-based local common law trademark rights. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
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 shop on the main drag of Battle Creek} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old 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 restaurant from using your name. Another difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
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 trademark without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally ripping off your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state 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 Available to Serve Battle Creek} Companies
The answer is straightforward – 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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.