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 differentiate your brand from your competition. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian gets the worries of small business owners and how securing brand protection is critical when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with companies throughout 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 advice in Largo, Florida, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be thinking, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law practice? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Largo or Florida?” Yes! We help clients nationwide with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also visit our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Largo’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark lawyer is a attorney who specializes in practicing in the field of trademarks. You can hire a trademark lawyer to assist give you peace of mind that your brand 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 Largo, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Lawyer Empower Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help businesses protect their brands and make sure other people don't infringe on them. Companies are in the best position to protect their name and logo if they take a proactive strategy. The amount of money businesses 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 consumers. If you want to protect your business name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
The worst thing a business owner can do to protect their name is to do nothing. 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 attorneys are like us - experienced in helping businesses of all sizes from across the globe in a variety of industries. When you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and 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 strongest synergy for your brand.
The Top Three Areas Small Businesses Need Trademark Support
1. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
A lot of business owners think that setting up an LLC or a DBA/FBN statement means their name is trademarked to protect from challenge. This is not true. Securing an LLC or a Fictitious Business Name Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference your business name with the trademark database. 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
Most small businesses need to protect their brands. Imagine this – you start a taco restaurant on the main drag of Largo} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building 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. 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 restaurant from using your name. Another difficult scenario is what to do if you start a business using a name that was already trademarked by another person.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where people infringe on your trademark without realizing it. Sometimes, having a attorney send a demand notice to the infringer will make them stop. If someone is intentionally copying your brand identity to make a profit, then you will need to take steps to stop them. A state lawsuit may be needed to obtain a temporary and permanent injunction to stop the infringer. You can also try to recover damages including lost profits.
Trademark Attorney Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Largo} Businesses
The answer is simple – contactconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries from potential new clients every day. Having an lawyer on your team to protect your brand can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.