Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a California trademark law firm focused on helping companies build and protect their brands and their business. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian hears 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 throughout California work through common trademarking 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 Yuba City, then you’ve come to the right place. You can also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Yuba City’s Trademark Attorney
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting tied up with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. You can hire a trademark attorney to help give you peace of mind that your logo is protectable and available for your exclusive use. 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 Yuba City, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many companies drop tens of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that 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 users. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. 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 you're looking for legal representation 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
Creatives 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. #s# You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Yuba City called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a new pub 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 restaurant is across state lines. An even more common – and still tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your name. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your brand without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a letter demanding that they stop. If someone is purposefully 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 Yuba City Businesses
The answer is easy – 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.