Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney 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 corporations across the United States of America 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 Heath, Ohio, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Heath or Ohio?” Yes! We help businesses anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Heath’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 lawyers 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 logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Heath, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn 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. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. We find the best trademark attorneys are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, 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 better your company will thrive.
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 correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The key problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Heath} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old pub 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 hard – situation is what to do if your name brand name was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There may be cases where businesses 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 someone is intentionally stealing your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal lawsuit 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 Here to Serve Heath} Companies
The answer is straightforward – 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.