Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office focused on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands the struggles 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 United States of America 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 Kingsport, Tennessee, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Kingsport or Tennessee?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Kingsport’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Kingsport, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Help Your Company?
Protecting brands is a trademark attorney’s primary role. Companies are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their 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 is a critical issue for startups, especially when the brand and recognition are primary drivers of revenue from target customers. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Even though it's easy to do some trademark forms on your own, you are at risk of doing something wrong and cleaning up the mess will take 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark lawyers are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. The traits you should consider when securing legal counsel for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, and how personable they are. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company 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 creatives think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from challenge. This is not correct. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. If you want to use your name for your business, you can get governmental approval but those agencies don't verify with the federal trademark database. It's important for a business owner to retain legal counsel to help them assess the risks and benefits of their business 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 hot dog shop on the main drag of Kingsport} 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. 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 pub from using your name. 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.
It is important to have a strategy in place in case someone infringes on your name. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your brand without realizing it. Sometimes, having a law firm send a demand notice to the infringer will make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your trademark identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state lawsuit could be necessary to get a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Available to Serve Kingsport} Companies
The answer is straightforward – contactconnect 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.