Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We understand the need to distinguish 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 critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations throughout California 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 support in Santa Clara, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Santa Clara’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers 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 brand of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Santa Clara, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many companies make the mistake 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 brand. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. If you need to get the name of your business 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 10x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark attorneys 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 counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find a lawyer who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
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 correct. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. #s# 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 a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hamburger shop on the main drag of Santa Clara called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. 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 diner from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your brand without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a notice demanding that they stop. If someone is intentionally copying your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. 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.
Trademary Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Santa Clara Creatives
The answer is straightforward – contactconnect 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.