Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We get the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with corporations across 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 Kewanee, Illinois, 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 Kewanee or Illinois?” Yes! We help clients worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Kewanee’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their company and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. 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 business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Kewanee, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Empower Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's role is to help their clients protect their brands. A company is the best placed to protect its name before or shortly after its launch. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive consumer engagement. You can save time and legal costs by calling us to conduct a clearance search prior to launching your brand.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the world 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. It’s important to find a lawyer with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy because that will lead to the best synergy for your company.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Business owners often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than use-based state common law trademark rights. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Kewanee} 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 restaurant 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 restaurant from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – 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 plan in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by people. 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. A state lawsuit may be necessary 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 Excited to Serve Kewanee} Entrepreneurs
The answer is simple – callconnect 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.