Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the United States 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 support in Gulfport, Mississippi, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Gulfport or Mississippi?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Gulfport’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. 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 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 Help Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error 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 name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. If you need to get the name of your company 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 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 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark lawyers are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy 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 company name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. #s# So you can get their clearance 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
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hot dog restaurant on the main drag of Gulfport} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years 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 new restaurant with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 diner from using your name. An even more common – and still difficult – 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 strategy in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by others. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully stealing your trademark identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Gulfport} Creatives
The answer is simple – 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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.