Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian gets the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies 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 guidance in Iona, Florida, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Iona or Florida?” Yes! We help businesses anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Iona’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark attorney to help give you peace of mind that your slogan is protectable and available for your exclusive use. 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 Iona, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen so many companies drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. If you need to get the name of your company trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
The best way a business entrepreneur 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 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience 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
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their company name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not accurate. 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. 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
Brand protection is vital for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Iona} 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”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a brand new pub on The Strip. 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. An even more common – and still hard – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan 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 are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a letter demanding that they stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. You could 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 Attorney Brian Russ is Here to Serve Iona} Companies
The answer is straightforward – callconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.