Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. 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 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 support in Helena, Montana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Helena or Montana?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs 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.
Helena’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. You can hire a trademark lawyer to advise 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Helena, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target consumers. 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 Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. 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. When you're looking for legal support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find an attorney who you feel comfortable talking with.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see business owners 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 correct. 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 United States Patent Trademark Office. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a taco shop on the main drag of Helena} 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 year-old pub with the same name as your business in neon lights. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas restaurant is across state lines. 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 playbook 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 people. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. If someone is purposefully 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 Available to Serve Helena} 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.