Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping companies 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 critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations throughout the United States of America 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 Inkster, Michigan, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Inkster or Michigan?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Inkster’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Inkster, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies need to assess brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many businesses 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 a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive customer engagement. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size company in any industry across the globe 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. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable talking with.
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. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
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 taco shop on the main drag of Inkster} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a new pub on The Strip. 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 tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a plan on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might innocently infringe your trademark. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. If your trademark is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your trademark. You could need to file a state lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Inkster} Businesses
The answer is easy – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.