Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the worries 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 of America work through common brand 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 Woodinville, Washington, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be saying, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Woodinville or Washington?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Woodinville’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Woodinville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. A company is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the mistake of spending hundreds 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 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 Lawyer
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. 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 10x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. 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. When choosing a trademark attorney, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. It’s important to find an attorney with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
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 true. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the USPTO rather than time-based local common law trademark rights. 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. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your 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 sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Woodinville} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old pub 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 hard 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 person 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. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the offender can make them stop. In other cases, where the offender is purposefully You may need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Woodinville} Companies
The answer is simple – callconnect 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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.