Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark legal firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands and their business. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout California 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 advice in Yorba Linda, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Yorba Linda’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Yorba Linda, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Companies are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen many businesses make the error 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 brand. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive customer engagement. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal counsel for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your brand will thrive.
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 true. Securing 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. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Yorba Linda called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades 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 difficult 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 organization prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes 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 stealing your brand identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You could 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 Yorba Linda Companies
The answer is easy – callconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.