Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the struggles 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 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 support in Hilliard, Ohio, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hilliard or Ohio?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Hilliard’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. Trademark attorneys 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 brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hilliard, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. 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 one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate market interest. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. We find the best trademark attorneys are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When you're looking for legal counsel for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. It’s important to find an attorney with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your brand.
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. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As 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 USPTO. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check 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
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco shop on the main drag of Hilliard} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new restaurant 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 pub is across state lines. An even more common – and still frustrating – 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 are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully copying your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. 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 Hilliard} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.