Cease and Desist Letters
With some types of businesses and products or designs, IP infringement is thankfully quite rare. In others, intellectual property rights owners can face situations where hundreds or even many thousands of breaches occur. Goods can be counterfeited, software unlawfully copied or pirated being some obvious examples and this is where the cease and desist letter comes into its own.
Whether it’s a trade mark, passing off, unauthorised use of designs, databases, confidential information or otherwise, firm, consistent and proportionate action should always be considered.
The most common and often effective way to respond to unlawful use of IP is a cease and desist letter.
A well written letter sent by solicitors, especially those known for IP specialism, can be a very effective and cost effective way to proceed.