Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies throughout the United States 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 Bedford Heights, Ohio, 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 Bedford Heights or Ohio?” Yes! We help clients anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Bedford Heights’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark attorneys can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. 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 Bedford Heights, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. A business is the best placed to protect its brand before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error 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 brand. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive user engagement. 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 Lawyer
The worst thing a business entrepreneur 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 globe secure trademark protection in the United States. The things you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, 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
Business owners often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not accurate. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Name protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the USPTO rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Bedford Heights} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a year-old diner on The Strip. 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 frustrating 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.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes your brand. 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. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. You might need to file a lawsuit for a temporary injunction and/or permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can try to recover lost profits as well.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Bedford Heights} Entrepreneurs
The answer is straightforward – contactconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.