Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We appreciate 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 vital 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 advice in Southgate, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Southgate’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Southgate, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to discover that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. 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
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. 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 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. 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. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The best way to protect a brand is to gain 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 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 vital for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hamburger shop on the main drag of Southgate called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a brand new 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 hard scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a notice demanding that they stop. If your brand is being purposefully You might need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademary Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Southgate 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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.