Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States work through common branding 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 Baynesville, Maryland, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Baynesville or Maryland?” Yes! We help clients worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Baynesville’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 brand of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Baynesville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. The amount of money businesses 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target users. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business owner 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 lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing brand strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of creatives think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. 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 USPTO rather than use-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. It's important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is needed for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Baynesville} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a year-old restaurant 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 pub is across state lines. An even more common – and still difficult – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. Sometimes, having a law firm send a demand letter to the infringer will 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 needed to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Baynesville} Businesses
The answer is simple – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.