Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the difficulties 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 United States work through common trademarking 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 advice in Jefferson City, Missouri, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Jefferson City or Missouri?” Yes! We help businesses anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Jefferson City’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 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 brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Jefferson City, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. Businesses 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 discover that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target consumers. 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 Lawyer
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. We find the best trademark attorneys are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing business strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their brand name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The most prudent way to protect a brand is to receive federal trademark registration. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Jefferson City} 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”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner with the same exact name as your business. 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 pub from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – situation is what to do if your name brand name was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your name. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by others. Sometimes, having a attorney send a demand notice to the infringer will make them stop. If your trademark is being purposefully 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 Jefferson City} Companies
The answer is simple – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.