Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the difficulties 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 United States 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 advice in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Hilton Head Island or South Carolina?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide 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 web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Hilton Head Island’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Hilton Head Island, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they take a proactive strategy. The amount of money companies 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 one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate market interest. 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
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 10x 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. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name 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. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
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 hot dog restaurant on the main drag of Hilton Head Island} 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. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new diner with the same exact name as your business. 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 pub from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – 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.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the offender is intentionally and maliciously infringing your brand, you need to be prepared to take steps to fight them. You may 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.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Here to Serve Hilton Head Island} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.