Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the USA 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 guidance in Whidbey Island, Washington, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Whidbey Island or Washington?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Whidbey Island’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. 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 brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Whidbey Island, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. The amount of money businesses spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. 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 Lawyer
The best way a business entrepreneur 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 attorneys are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When you're looking for legal counsel 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 litigation. This is not accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Name protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. So you can get their clearance to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. 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 burger restaurant on the main drag of Whidbey Island} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new diner with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 how to deal with a cease-and-desist notice when your brand name is the same as one that was federally registered by another organization prior to you 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 trademark might be infringed on by people. Sometimes, having a attorney send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer will make them stop. If your trademark is being purposefully 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.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Here to Serve Whidbey Island} Businesses
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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.