Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping companies build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish 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 critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies across the United States of America 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 guidance in Keizer, Oregon, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Keizer or Oregon?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs 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 learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Keizer’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. Trademark lawyers 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 logo of your company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Keizer, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. A business is the best placed to protect its logo before or shortly after its launch. 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 a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive user engagement. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. A good United States trademark attorney can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the strongest synergy for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
We commonly see business owners 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 true. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The key problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. 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 important for any business owner to retain a lawyer to assess the trademark risk of using their business name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Keizer} 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”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new pub 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. An even more common – and still tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand name 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 name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the offender can make them stop. If your trademark is being purposefully You might need to file a state lawsuit 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 Keizer} Companies
The answer is simple – 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.