Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses 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 Goshen, Indiana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Goshen or Indiana?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Goshen’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with entrepreneurs. You can hire a trademark attorney to help give you peace of mind that your logo is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Goshen, 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. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage 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
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. 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 attorney can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. The traits you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing business 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
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. 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 incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Goshen} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years 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 year-old restaurant 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 diner is across state lines. An even more common – and still tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your trademark without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. If your trademark is being purposefully You may 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 Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Goshen} Entrepreneurs
The answer is straightforward – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.