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 distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets 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 United States of America 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 advice in Bedford, Ohio, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Bedford or Ohio?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Bedford’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Bedford, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their 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 protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. 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 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 attorney can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The qualities you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your brand will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. This is not true. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The strongest way to protect a brand is to secure federal trademark registration. 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 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 taco restaurant on the main drag of Bedford} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a year-old pub 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. Another tricky 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 organization prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a strategy on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully copying your brand identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a state suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Bedford} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – 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.