Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. 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 companies throughout 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 support in Green Valley, Maryland, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Green Valley or Maryland?” Yes! We help businesses worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Green Valley’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation 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 logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Green Valley, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Companies need to weigh brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. 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 important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
The worst thing a business entrepreneur can do to protect their name is to do nothing. 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. We find the best trademark attorneys are like our firm - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find a lawyer 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. Registering 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 time-based state common law trademark rights. 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 restaurant on the main drag of Green Valley} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your 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 pub on The Strip. Without federal trademark protection, you are limited when it comes to enforcement and protection, meaning there’s little you could do to stop the Vegas restaurant from using your name. An even more common – and still difficult – 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 are many situations where someone might innocently infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a lawyer sends a letter demanding that they stop. willfully stealing your trademark identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state lawsuit may be necessary to receive a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Green Valley} Creatives
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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.