Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping corporations 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 difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the USA 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 Hammond, Indiana, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hammond or Indiana?” Yes! We help clients 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 check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hammond’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. You can hire a trademark lawyer 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hammond, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Business?
Protecting brands is a trademark lawyer's primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. 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 protection is one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate user interest. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. 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 attorneys are like us - 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. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the strongest synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of creatives think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from litigation. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As 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. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog restaurant on the main drag of Hammond} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new pub 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 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 company prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
If you have a brand, then you need a plan on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your brand without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. willfully and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You could need to file a state suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Hammond} Companies
The answer is straightforward – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.