Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the United States 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 Weston, Massachusetts, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Weston or Massachusetts?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Weston’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with entrepreneurs. You can hire a trademark attorney to help give you peace of mind that your brand is protectable and available for your exclusive use. 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 Weston, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. A company is the best placed to protect its name and logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the mistake 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target users. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience 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
A lot of business owners think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from dispute. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Weston} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner with the same exact name as your business. 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 difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your trademark. A state lawsuit may be needed to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Weston} Entrepreneurs
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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.