Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping companies build and protect their brands. We get the need to distinguish your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian recognizes the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies 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 advice in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be wondering, “I saw Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law office? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Lancaster or Pennsylvania?” Yes! We help customers nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific site at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Lancaster’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 creatives. You can hire a trademark lawyer to help give you peace of mind that your logo is protectable and available for your exclusive use. 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 Lancaster, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Company?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen many companies make the error of spending tens 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 important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage users. You can save time and legal costs by calling us to conduct a clearance search prior to launching your brand.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
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. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the globe secure trademark protection in the United States. When choosing a trademark counselor, consider their experience and online reviews as well as how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find an attorney who you can talk to comfortably about your campaign. This will be the best route for your brand.
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. Registering an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. Brand protection is stronger with a federal trademark from the United States Patent Trademark Office rather than time-based state common law trademark rights. The government allows you to choose your business name, but they don’t check to see if your name is trademarked. 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
Brand protection is vital for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Lancaster} 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 pub 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. Another hard 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 person prior to you using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
It is important to have a plan in place in case someone infringes on your brand. There may be cases where businesses infringe on your trademark without realizing it. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a notice demanding that they stop. In other cases, where the infringer is purposefully You could need to file a lawsuit for a temporary injunction and/or permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can try to recover lost profits as well.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Lancaster} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – 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.