Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark legal firm centered on helping corporations build and protect their brands. We understand the need to differentiate your brand from your competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, lawyer Brian recognizes the difficulties of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses across the USA work through common brand 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 guidance in Lebanon, Tennessee, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Hang on now,” you may be saying, “I thought Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Lebanon or Tennessee?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The United States Patent Trademark Office allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the United States to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Lebanon’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
A trademark attorney is someone with experience in trademark registration, protection, and litigation support who regularly works with entrepreneurs. 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 brand of your enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Lebanon, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Support Your Company?
A trademark lawyer's job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Businesses are in the best position to protect their logo if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many companies drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to learn that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is a key element for startups - especially those that heavily rely on brand recognition to drive user engagement. Give us a call if you want to lock down your company’s brand with federal trademark protection.
What To Look For In a Trademark Attorney
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. Equally problematic to doing nothing when working on trademarks is to do-it-yourself without an attorney's support. A good United States trademark lawyer can help any size business in any industry across the world secure trademark protection in the United States. The traits you should consider when securing legal support for your trademark is the experience of the lawyer, their online reviews, and how personable they are. As an entrepreneur, it's important to find a lawyer 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
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 litigation. This is not correct. Setting up 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. As a business owner, you need to hire an attorney to find out if your company name infringes on someone else's trademark.
2. BRAND PROTECTION
Brand protection is critical for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a hamburger restaurant on the main drag of Lebanon} 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”. 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. Sadly, your options for enforcement and protection would be limited since you have no federal protection for your brand’s name and the Vegas restaurant 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 playbook in place in case someone infringes on your name. There are many cases where someone might accidentally infringe your trademark. In some cases, the infringer will stop when a law firm sends a notice demanding that they stop. If someone is intentionally copying your trademark identity to make money, then you will need to take steps to stop them. You may 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Here to Serve Lebanon} Creatives
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 name can help you avoid costly mistakes and give you invaluable peace of mind.