Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm focused 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 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 United States of America 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 support in Ladson, South Carolina, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Ladson or South Carolina?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs worldwide with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Ladson’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a lawyer who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. Trademark lawyers typically have experience in the entire trademark lifecycle from the critical clearance search all the way through litigation support. When choosing a lawyer to protect you’re the logo of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Ladson, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help creatives protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their brand if they think about brand protection pre-launch or shortly after their launch. Our firm's seen many companies make the error 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 logo. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive consumer engagement. If you need to get the name of your business trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
The best way a business owner 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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business 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. You should find a lawyer that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with because that will lead to the best synergy for your business.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Creatives often think LLCs and DBA/FBN statements keep their names from being violated and that they are not violating others. This is not correct. 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. It’s incumbent on the business owner to retain counsel to assess the trademark risk of using your 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 hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Ladson} 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”. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a 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. Another frustrating scenario is how to deal with a cease-and-desist notice when your brand name is the same as one that was federally registered by another organization prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. There are many cases where someone might innocently infringe your brand. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a attorney sends a notice demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the offender is purposefully You may need to file a federal suit 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 Excited to Serve Ladson} Companies
The answer is easy – 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 intellectual property can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.