Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping businesses 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 gets the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the United States of America work through common branding 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 Great Falls, Montana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Great Falls or Montana?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Great Falls’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark attorneys can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. 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 Great Falls, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. The amount of money businesses spend on start-up products and marketing is enormous, and sometimes, they find out that their preferred name can't be used because another competitor has locked up the name. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive customer engagement. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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 choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your brand.
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 accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the USPTO rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with the federal trademark database. 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 sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Great Falls} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner 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 pub 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.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your name. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by others. Sometimes, having a attorney send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer will make them stop. If someone 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 Excited to Serve Great Falls} Creatives
The answer is easy – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.