Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets 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 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 support in Willowbrook, California, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be saying, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Willowbrook or California?” Yes! We help businesses nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Willowbrook’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 creatives. 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Willowbrook, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive customer engagement. 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 Law Fim
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 do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. 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 support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and 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
We commonly see creatives think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not correct. Registering 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. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval 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 burger restaurant on the main drag of Willowbrook} 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”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new pub 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. Another frustrating scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another organization.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by people. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your business. A federal lawsuit could be necessary to obtain a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Willowbrook} Companies
The answer is simple – contactconnect 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.