Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping companies build and protect their brands. We understand the need to distinguish your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the difficulties 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 trademarking 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 Lake Havasu City, Arizona, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be saying, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Lake Havasu City or Arizona?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Lake Havasu City’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney 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 company, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Lake Havasu City, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help businesses protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the oversight 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 or 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 customer interest. If you need to get the name of your brand trademarked, give us a call.
What To Look For In a Trademark Law Fim
The best way a business entrepreneur can protect their name is to take action. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. 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 choosing a trademark lawyer, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. Your attorney should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the more your business will thrive.
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 true. Securing an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The main issue here is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference trademarks with business names. So you can get the Secretary of State and county approval to use your business name, but you’re still exposed to potential trademark infringement liability because your name might infringe on someone’s trademark. 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 hamburger shop on the main drag of Lake Havasu City} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years building your reputation. Your customers know your business and know your brand, but you don’t federally register your brand’s name. Then, you happen to go to Vegas for the weekend, and you find a year-old 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 diner is across state lines. An even more common – and still tricky – situation is what to do if your name brand slogan was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a playbook in place in case someone infringes on your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist letter to the offender can make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state lawsuit may be necessary to obtain 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 Lake Havasu City} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – contactconnect 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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.