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 differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer 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 corporations throughout California 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 Valencia, then you’ve come to the right place.
Valencia’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney 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 logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Valencia, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. 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 customers. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's brand with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
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 8x 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 qualities you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer who you feel comfortable talking with.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Creatives often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your business 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 burger restaurant on the main drag of Valencia 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”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new pub 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 restaurant from using your name. Another tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another organization.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might innocently infringe your trademark. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist notice to the infringer will make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your brand. 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Valencia Creatives
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.