Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across the United States of America work through common branding 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 Windsor, 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 Windsor or California?” Yes! We help businesses 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 website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Windsor’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Windsor, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error 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 or name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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 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 counsel for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing business 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
A lot of entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than time-based state common law trademark rights. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with the federal trademark database. 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 shop on the main drag of Windsor} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. 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 restaurant is across state lines. 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.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on 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 infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. A federal lawsuit might be necessary to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Here to Serve Windsor} Entrepreneurs
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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.