Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies across 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 guidance in Gloucester City, New Jersey, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Gloucester City or New Jersey?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Gloucester City’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 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Gloucester City, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen many businesses make the oversight of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred logo or 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. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's brand 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. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. We find the best trademark attorneys are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable talking with.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Entrepreneurs often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a burger restaurant on the main drag of Gloucester City} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new diner with the same exact name as your business. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas restaurant is across state lines. An even more common – and still hard – 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 name. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. In other cases, where the offender is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You could need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Gloucester City} Entrepreneurs
The answer is simple – contactconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.