Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. 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 work through common branding 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 Grandview, Washington, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Grandview or Washington?” Yes! We help customers nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Grandview’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with creatives. 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 Grandview, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies 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 companies 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 a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive customer engagement. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size business 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 lawyer should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your company will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of business owners think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the USPTO. 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 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 burger shop on the main drag of Grandview} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing 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 pub is across state lines. 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 company prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your name. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. Sometimes, having a lawyer send a demand letter to the infringer will make them stop. willfully stealing your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You could need to file a state lawsuit 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 Available to Serve Grandview} Companies
The answer is easy – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls 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.