Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the struggles 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 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 guidance in Jeffersontown, Kentucky, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Jeffersontown or Kentucky?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings.
Jeffersontown’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Jeffersontown, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies are in the best 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business owner 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. When choosing a trademark attorney, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your company will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of business owners think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The key problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Jeffersontown} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a year-old 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 company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. Sometimes, having a lawyer send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will make them stop. If your trademark is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. A state lawsuit may be necessary to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Jeffersontown} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – 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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.