Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish 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 critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the USA 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 guidance in Woodrow, New York, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Woodrow or New York?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Woodrow’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark attorneys 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 brand of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Woodrow, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies need to weigh brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many businesses make the mistake 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 name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. 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 Attorney
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. 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. When you're looking for legal support for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find an attorney who you feel comfortable talking with.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Entrepreneurs often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not correct. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the USPTO. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. 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 burger restaurant on the main drag of Woodrow} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new pub with the same name as your business in neon lights. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas diner 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 company prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your brand without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. If someone is intentionally ripping off your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You could need to file a federal lawsuit 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 Available to Serve Woodrow} Creatives
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries 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.