Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered 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 gets the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States of America work through common trademark 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 Williamsport, Pennsylvania, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Williamsport or Pennsylvania?” Yes! We help customers worldwide 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.
Williamsport’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark lawyers 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Williamsport, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Business?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. Companies need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. The amount of money companies 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 customers. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
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 attorney can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing brand strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see business owners think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not true. Registering 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. 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. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Williamsport} 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”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a new pub on The Strip. 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. An even more common – and still hard – situation is what to do if your name brand name was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your trademark identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Williamsport} 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.