Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law office centered on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian sees the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across 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 guidance in Soledad, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Soledad’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark attorneys 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 Soledad, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. A company is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. 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. 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 Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. 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 traits you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the counselor, their online reviews, and how personable they are. Your lawyer 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 entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Soledad called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a new 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 pub is across state lines. Another tricky 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 person prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. Sometimes, having a attorney 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 trademark. A state lawsuit may be necessary to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademary Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Soledad Entrepreneurs
The answer is straightforward – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.