Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies across the USA 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 Irvine, Wisconsin, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Irvine or Wisconsin?” 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.
Irvine’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 creatives. Trademark lawyers can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Irvine, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many businesses 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 users. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
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. We find the best trademark lawyers are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The things you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, 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
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. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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. 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. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog restaurant on the main drag of Irvine} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a year-old diner with the same name as your business in neon lights. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas diner is across state lines. Another hard 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 organization prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your name. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a letter demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the infringer is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You might need to file a federal lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Irvine} Companies
The answer is straightforward – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.