Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies throughout 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 Hot Springs, Arkansas, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hot Springs or Arkansas?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hot Springs’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. You can hire a trademark lawyer to advise give you peace of mind that your slogan is protectable and available for your exclusive use. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hot Springs, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies are in the best position to protect their name and logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the oversight 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. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. 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 Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. We find the best trademark lawyers are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, 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 entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not true. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Name protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than time-based local common law trademark rights. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with the federal trademark database. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger restaurant on the main drag of Hot Springs} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal 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 restaurant is across state lines. An even more common – and still tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a strategy on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your brand without realizing it. Sometimes, having a attorney send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will make them stop. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your business. A state lawsuit may be necessary to obtain a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Hot Springs} Entrepreneurs
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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.