Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law office fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the Golden State 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 advice in Vallejo, then you’ve come to the right place.
Vallejo’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Vallejo, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. A company is the best placed to protect its name and logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate market interest. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. We find the best trademark attorneys are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find an attorney 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
Business owners 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. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. 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 any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their 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 sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Vallejo called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new restaurant with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 pub from using your name. An even more common – and still difficult – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a plan on what to do if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by businesses. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a letter demanding that they stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. A state lawsuit could be necessary to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademary Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Vallejo Businesses
The answer is simple – callconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.