Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping businesses 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 gets the struggles 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 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 Kernersville, North Carolina, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Kernersville or North Carolina?” Yes! We help customers anywhere 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.
Kernersville’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their enterprise and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark lawyer. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist give you peace of mind that your brand 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 Kernersville, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Businesses are in the strongest position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the mistake 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 name. Intellectual property is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target users. 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 worst thing a business owner can do to protect their name is to do nothing. 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 company in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, 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
A lot of creatives think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from litigation. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As 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. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. It is important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to assess the risks and benefits of using their company's name.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Small businesses have a lot to worry about, but brand protection should not be one of them. Imagine this – you start a hamburger shop on the main drag of Kernersville} 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 pub with the same exact name as your business. 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 tricky scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another organization.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your brand without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. willfully ripping off your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state lawsuit may be needed to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Lawyer Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Kernersville} 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.