Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the worries 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 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 guidance in Indianapolis, Indiana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Indianapolis or Indiana?” Yes! We help businesses worldwide 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.
Indianapolis’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 lawyer. You can hire a trademark lawyer to help give you peace of mind that your logo 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 Indianapolis, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their 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 important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. 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 Law Fim
The best way a business owner 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 lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world 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. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your business will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. So you can get their clearance 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 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 necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco shop on the main drag of Indianapolis} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. 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 restaurant is across state lines. Another frustrating scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a strategy on what to do if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by businesses. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will make them stop. In other cases, where the offender is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You might 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 Excited to Serve Indianapolis} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.