Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes 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 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 Yorktown, Indiana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Yorktown or Indiana?” Yes! We help businesses anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Yorktown’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Yorktown, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Help Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the oversight 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 consumers. 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 Law Fim
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 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark lawyers are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as 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
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. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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 their clearance 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 important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of 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 Yorktown} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a new restaurant on The Strip. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas pub is across state lines. Another tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by others. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer will make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your trademark. A state lawsuit could 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 Available to Serve Yorktown} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – callconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.