Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the struggles 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 United States of America 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 Hyattsville, Maryland, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hyattsville or Maryland?” Yes! We help clients worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Hyattsville’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 entrepreneurs. Trademark attorneys 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 brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hyattsville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. A business is the best placed to protect its brand before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. 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 company’s brand with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as 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 strongest 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 filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As 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. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hamburger shop on the main drag of Hyattsville} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a year-old diner on The Strip. Without federal trademark protection, you are limited when it comes to enforcement and protection, meaning there’s little you could do to stop the Vegas restaurant from using your name. Another difficult scenario is how to deal with a cease-and-desist notice when your brand name is the same as one that was federally registered by another company prior to you 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 trademark without realizing it. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will 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. A federal lawsuit may be necessary to get 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 Hyattsville} Creatives
The answer is straightforward – callconnect 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.