Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused 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, attorney Brian understands the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across 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 advice in Horn Lake, Mississippi, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Horn Lake or Mississippi?” Yes! We help customers anywhere 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.
Horn Lake’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with creatives. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Horn Lake, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the oversight of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and putting in hours of marketing time only to find out they can't use their preferred logo. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target markets. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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 lawyers are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The traits you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find an attorney who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
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 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. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a sandwich restaurant on the main drag of Horn Lake} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old restaurant 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 restaurant 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 person prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your brand identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You might need to file a federal suit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Horn Lake} Creatives
The answer is simple – 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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.