Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping businesses 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 recognizes the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States of America 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 advice in Gulfport, Florida, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Gulfport or Florida?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Gulfport’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 small businesses. You can hire a trademark attorney to help give you peace of mind that your brand is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Gulfport, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many companies make the oversight 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 important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage users. 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
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find a lawyer who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than time-based local common law trademark rights. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check 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 necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Gulfport} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal 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. 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 tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer will make them stop. willfully and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. A federal lawsuit may be needed to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Gulfport} Businesses
The answer is easy – callconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.