Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the struggles 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 work through common trademark 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 Johnston, Rhode Island, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Johnston or Rhode Island?” Yes! We help customers worldwide 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 learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Johnston’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 small businesses. Trademark attorneys typically have experience in the entire trademark lifecycle from the critical clearance search all the way through litigation support. 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 Johnston, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies need to weigh brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. If you need to get the name of your brand trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The best way a business owner can protect their name is to take action. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to DIY it without an attorney's support. 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 you're looking for legal support 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 brand strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not accurate. 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. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is vital for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Johnston} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a new diner 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 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 strategy in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your trademark. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a letter demanding that they stop. willfully and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your trademark. You might 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 Johnston} Creatives
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 logo can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.