Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the worries 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 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 support in Hermosa Beach, California, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hermosa Beach or California?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hermosa Beach’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hermosa Beach, 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. Companies are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. The amount of money businesses spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the name. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive consumer engagement. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business owner can do to protect their name is to do nothing. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. The things you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their brand name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The most prudent way to protect a brand is to secure federal trademark registration. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval 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 a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Hermosa Beach} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a brand new diner on The Strip. 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. Another tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. Sometimes, having a attorney send a demand letter to the infringer will make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. A state lawsuit might be necessary to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Hermosa Beach} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.