Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations 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 support in Irvington District, California, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Irvington District or California?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Irvington District’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark attorneys can generally do most work on a flat-fee basis and operate independently of the larger firms that bill too much for too little. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the brand of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Irvington District, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Companies are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the error 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 or name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. 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. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. 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 counsel for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing business 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
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or registering a DBA/FBN statement means their brand name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. It's important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is vital for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hot dog restaurant on the main drag of Irvington District} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years 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 brand new diner 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 diner from using your name. Another difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another company.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by businesses. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a letter demanding that they stop. If someone is intentionally copying your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You may need to file a state lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Irvington District} Companies
The answer is easy – contactconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.