Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping businesses 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 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 businesses throughout the USA 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 Hamilton, Ohio, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hamilton or Ohio?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hamilton’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting distracted 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 brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hamilton, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Businesses need to assess brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many companies 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 brand. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive user engagement. You can save time and legal costs by calling us to conduct a clearance search prior to launching your brand.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. 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 us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When you're looking for legal support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
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 true. Setting up 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. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with the federal trademark database. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using 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 Hamilton} 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”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a year-old pub 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. Another difficult 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.
Make sure you have a playbook 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 others. Sometimes, having a attorney send a demand notice to the infringer will 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 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 Hamilton} Businesses
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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.