Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States 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 Janesville, Wisconsin, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Janesville or Wisconsin?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Janesville’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Janesville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to discover that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate customer interest. If you need to get the name of your company trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Even though it's easy to do some trademark forms on your own, you are at risk of doing something wrong and cleaning up the mess will take 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. The traits you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Entrepreneurs often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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 the Secretary of State and county approval 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's important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Janesville} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new diner 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. Another frustrating 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 are many situations where someone might innocently infringe your brand. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally copying your trademark identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You could 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 Here to Serve Janesville} Companies
The answer is easy – 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.