Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office fixated on helping businesses build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes 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 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 Lakeland South, Washington, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hold up,” you may be thinking, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Lakeland South or Washington?” Yes! We help customers nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific website at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Lakeland South’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with small businesses. 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 corporation, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Lakeland South, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s role is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen many start-ups make the mistake 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 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 user 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
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business owner. Doing trademark work without an attorney's support is just as problematic as doing nothing. 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. When choosing a trademark attorney, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. It’s important to find an attorney with who you can comfortably discuss brand strategy 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 entrepreneurs think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their business name is trademarked and safe from dispute. This is not accurate. Setting up an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Although there are some common law trademark rights, the strongest trademark protection is securing a federal trademark from the USPTO. 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 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 hamburger shop on the main drag of Lakeland South} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. But you don’t take steps to federally register your trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Life can be a gamble sometimes. You end up in Vegas and find out that your restaurant has the same name as a year-old diner on The Strip. 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 hard – 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.
Make sure you have a playbook in place to protect your brand if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your trademark might be infringed on by businesses. When an infringement occurs, sending a cease-and-desist notice to the offender can make them stop. If someone is purposefully You might need to file a federal lawsuit for a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer, plus you can try to recover damages including attorney’s fees.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Ready to Serve Lakeland South} Companies
The answer is simple – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding calls 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.