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 competitors. A small business owner and serial entrepreneur, attorney Brian understands 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 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 advice in Lexington Park, Maryland, then you’ve come to the right place.
“Wait a second,” you may be wondering, “I heard Brian Russ Law, Inc. a California law firm? Can they help clients outside of California, like in Lexington Park or Maryland?” Yes! We help entrepreneurs anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows lawyers licensed anywhere in the US to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also check out our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Lexington Park’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their business and not getting bothered with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. You can hire a trademark attorney to advise 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 enterprise, make sure to work with a lawyer who has no problem working in Lexington Park, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Help Your Business?
A trademark lawyer's job is to help their clients protect their brands. Businesses are in the best position to protect their name if they take a proactive strategy. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to find that they can't use their preferred name. 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 Attorney
The worst thing a business entrepreneur 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 8x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. 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 you're looking for legal representation for your trademark, the most important things are their experience and how personable they are. Your lawyer should be someone you can talk to about your brand. The better the synergy, the better your brand will thrive.
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 dispute. This is not true. Setting up an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The Secretary of State doesn't check for trademarks to make sure businesses are not violating them. So you can get their clearance 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 needed for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger shop on the main drag of Lexington Park} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend years establishing your reputation. You neglect, however, to federally register your business’s name. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a year-old diner with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 tricky 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.
If you have a brand, then you need a playbook on what to do if someone infringes your brand. There may be cases where others infringe on your trademark without realizing it. When an infringement occurs, sending a demand letter to the offender can make them stop. In other cases, where the offender is purposefully You might need to file a state suit 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 Excited to Serve Lexington Park} Entrepreneurs
The answer is easy – 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.