Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused 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, attorney Brian recognizes the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations throughout the USA work through common trademark 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 Helm, Mississippi, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Helm or Mississippi?” Yes! We help customers worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Helm’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark lawyer to advise give you peace of mind that your logo 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 Helm, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many companies 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 logo or name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target consumers. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business owner can do to protect their name is to do nothing. 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 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the globe 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. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the strongest synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Business owners 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 main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. 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. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Helm} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a new pub on The Strip. 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 frustrating scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a letter demanding that they 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 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Helm} Entrepreneurs
The answer is straightforward – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls 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.