Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law firm fixated on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We appreciate the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian understands the difficulties 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 USA 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 support in Kirkland, Washington, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be saying, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Kirkland or Washington?” Yes! We help customers worldwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Kirkland’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting bothered 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 brand of your corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Kirkland, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Law Firm Support Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's role is to help their clients protect their brands. Companies are in the strongest 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 protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage customers. Give us a call if you want to lock down your business's name with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. 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 10x 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 qualities you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the attorney, their online reviews, and how personable they are. To have the best synergy for your brand, it’s important to find an attorney 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 Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The strongest way to protect a brand is to receive federal trademark registration. You can get government approval to use your name for a business, but those agencies will not detect trademark infringement. 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 taco shop on the main drag of Kirkland} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. You happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a brand new diner 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 pub 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.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your brand. Sometimes, having a law firm send a demand letter to the infringer will make them stop. If your brand is being intentionally and maliciously exploited, you need to take appropriate measures to protect your bottom line. 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Available to Serve Kirkland} Businesses
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 brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.