Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets 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 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 advice in Hurst, Texas, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hurst or Texas?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hurst’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers typically have experience in the entire trademark lifecycle from the critical clearance search all the way through litigation support. 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 Hurst, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing business 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
Creatives often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not accurate. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference business names with the trademark list. 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Hurst} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing 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 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 hard – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your brand. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You may need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Hurst} Entrepreneurs
The answer is simple – contactconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.