Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law office focused on helping businesses 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, attorney Brian understands the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies 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 support in Victorville, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Victorville’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Victorville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. 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 hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to discover that 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 user interest. If you need to get the name of your company trademarked, give us a call.
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 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. The things 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 attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your brand will thrive.
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 true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference business names with the trademark list. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
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 Victorville called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new restaurant 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. An even more common – and still tricky – 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.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your name. There may be cases where people infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the offender can make them stop. willfully stealing your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A federal lawsuit could be needed to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademary Attorney Brian Russ is Here to Serve Victorville Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.