Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm centered on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the USA 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 advice in Key Biscayne, Florida, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Key Biscayne or Florida?” Yes! We help businesses worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Key Biscayne’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer 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 logo of your business, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Key Biscayne, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name and logo if they take a proactive strategy. 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 one of the most important things for startups. That's especially true for companies that rely on their brand recognition to generate market interest. 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
The best way a business entrepreneur 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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size company in any industry across the globe 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. Your lawyer should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your company will thrive.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Entrepreneurs often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not accurate. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As 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 government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. 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
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hot dog shop on the main drag of Key Biscayne} 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”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new pub with the same name as your business in neon lights. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas restaurant is across state lines. An even more common – and still hard – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your trademark without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally ripping off your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A federal 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 Key Biscayne} Companies
The answer is simple – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an attorney on your team to protect your intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.