Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the worries 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 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 Holtsville, New York, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Holtsville or New York?” Yes! We help businesses 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.
Holtsville’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Holtsville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred brand. 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 customer interest. 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 Attorney
The worst thing a business entrepreneur 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 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal counsel for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with 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. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. 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 any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is needed for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hamburger shop on the main drag of Holtsville} 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”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new 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 pub is across state lines. Another difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another organization.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your name. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. You could 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Holtsville} Businesses
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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.