Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets 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 of America 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 Beaverton, Oregon, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be thinking, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Beaverton or Oregon?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Beaverton’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark attorney to advise give you peace of mind that your brand 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 Beaverton, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. A company is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. 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 one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate market interest. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the world 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. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy 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 true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Beaverton} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old pub 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 tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another organization.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your name. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. Sometimes, having a attorney send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will 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 federal lawsuit might be needed to obtain a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Beaverton} Businesses
The answer is simple – 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.