Brian Russ Law, Inc. is a United States trademark law office centered on helping businesses 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 understands the struggles of small business owners and how securing brand protection is vital when setting your business apart from the competition. Brian works with businesses throughout the United States of America work through common trademark 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 Live Oak, Texas, 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 Live Oak or Texas?” Yes! We help customers anywhere with trademark registration support services. The USPTO allows attorneys licensed anywhere in the USA to represent clients in USPTO proceedings. Also learn more at our trademark-specific web presence at BrianTheTrademarkLawyer.com.
Live Oak’s Trademark Lawyer
What Is A Trademark Attorney?
Small businesses should spend their time running their corporation and not getting distracted with the intricacies of trademark law, which should be left to a trademark attorney. Trademark attorneys 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 Live Oak, like Brian Russ Law, Inc.
How Can a Trademark Attorney Empower Your Business?
A trademark attorney’s job is bedeviling simple - to help companies protect their brand. Companies need to consider brand protection before they launch or shortly thereafter. Our firm's seen so many businesses drop hundreds of thousands of dollars on merchandise and marketing only to discover that they can't use their preferred name. Intellectual property protection is important for startups, especially those that depend on their branding to engage consumers. If you want to protect your company name, call us.
What To Look For In a Trademark Lawyer
Doing nothing to protect your name can cause problems for a business entrepreneur. 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 5x the time, money, and effort of doing it right in the first place. We find the best trademark attorneys are like our firm - 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. You should find an attorney that you are comfortable with discussing company strategy with 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 business owners think that setting up an LLC or filing a DBA/FBN statement means their brand name is trademarked and safe from litigation. This is not correct. Registering an LLC or a Doing Business As Statement does not equal trademark protection. The problem is that the Secretary of State and your county recorder don’t cross-reference business names with the trademark list. You can get governmental approvals to use your name for your business, but those governmental agencies don’t check the federal trademark database. 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 necessary for most small businesses. Imagine this – you start a burger restaurant on the main drag of Live Oak} called “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats” and you spend decades building your reputation. But you never get around to registering a federal trademark for “Tommy Tequila’s Good Eats”. Imagine going to Las Vegas and finding a brand new diner with the same name as your business in neon lights. 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 diner from using your name. An even more common – and still frustrating – situation is what to do if your name brand logo was federally protected by a third party before you started using yours.
3. INFRINGEMENT STRATEGY.
Make sure you have a strategy in place to protect your name if someone infringes your brand. It's important to be aware of how your brand might be infringed on by people. Sometimes, having a law firm send a cease-and-desist letter to the infringer will make them stop. If someone is intentionally stealing your trademark identity to make themselves rich, then you will need to take steps to stop them. 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 Lawyer Brian Russ is Excited to Serve Live Oak} Businesses
The answer is straightforward – callconnect with} Brian Russ Law, Inc. today. We’re fielding inquiries 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.