Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian sees the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the Golden State work through common trademar 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 Woodbridge, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Woodbridge’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. 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 Woodbridge, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. A company is the best placed to protect its name and logo before or shortly after its launch. 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Creatives often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not accurate. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. 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
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Woodbridge called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old 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 pub from using your name. Another hard scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There are many situations where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the offender can make them stop. If your trademark is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your trademark. 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.
Trademary Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Woodbridge Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls 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.