Cease & Desist Letters
It's no fun to get a cease and desist letter, and it's no fun to feel like you have to send a cease and desist letter - but we can help you either way.
A cease and desist letter is sent when someone feels that their intellectual property is being infringed by someone else. Sometimes friendlier methods are used at first to resolve the problem, and sometimes a cease and desist letter is used as the first notice of the problem.
Regardless of whether you have received a cease and desist letter or feel like you need to send a cease and desist letter, we can help you navigate that process.
Cease and desist letters can be sent in regard to the entire breadth of intellectual property matters, including patent infringement, trademark infringement, copyright infringement, and so forth. Cease and desist letters can also be sent in regard to other matters, such as slander, libel, and harassment.
A cease and desist letter should not be sent too rashly. It's easy to want to fire one off when one is in the heat of battle, so to speak, and feeling provoked. However, it is important to think clearly about how to present the matter in the cease and desist letter, and to ensure that appropriate rights and options are both asserted and protected. As an experienced attorney in this field, we can help you with that.
If you have received a cease and desist letter, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have done anything wrong. People send cease and desist letters for a variety of reasons, not all of them well-founded and not all of them legitimate or appropriate. Regardless, however, it might be very important to respond quickly. We can help you make an informed decision as to if, how, and when to make an appropriate response to a cease and desist letter.
If you feel like you need to send a cease and desist letter, then it is important to make that decision earlier rather than later, and to take appropriate action during an appropriate window of time. You have probably heard that those who sleep on their rights - tend to lose them. This bit of colloquial advice can be just as true in the field of intellectual property law as anywhere else. We can help you decide if, how, and when to appropriately assert your rights by sending a cease and desist letter.
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If you want assistance with sending or responding to a cease and desist letter - we can help! If you've tried to navigate the process by yourself and run into problems - we can help!