Receiving a cease and desist (“C&D”) letter can be a daunting experience for any business and probably feels even worse if you are a small business or a sole trader.

A C&D is a formal way of someone saying, “Hey, we think you’re infringing on our trade mark rights” or it could relate to their patent or design rights.

But before you panic, remember, SH&P is here to help you navigate through tricky waters.

Have you received a C&D letter? Get in touch with us now for a FREE consultation. We will respond to you within 3 working days and usually much sooner.

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Understanding Cease and Desist Letters

A C&D letter is essentially a warning that someone is thinking seriously about suing you for what they consider to be an infringement of some kind.

The letter is the first step in a legal process that could escalate if not handled correctly.

It is important to know what to say and do in reply – and also what not to say and do.

Why Reacting Appropriately is Crucial

The first response to a C&D letter often sets the direction and tone of how the issue will unfold and ultimately resolve.

Ignoring a C&D letter is not wise, but neither is reacting hastily.

It is crucial to understand the claim, assess its validity and respond appropriately.

That’s where expert advice is invaluable, because it is important to ensure that your response does not damage your business.

How SH&P Can Help

We specialise in intellectual property law and have extensive experience in dealing with C&D letters relating to trade mark, patent and design infringement allegations. We write them too! We can assist you by:

  • Analysing the Letter: We’ll review the letter to determine the merits of the claim and how serious it is.
  • Providing Expert Advice: Our team will help you understand your options and the potential consequences of different actions.
  • Crafting a Strategic Response: We’ll help you draft one in order to achieve the best outcome for you and which aims to prevent the threat from turning into litigation.

Next Steps: Partnering with SH&P

Dealing with a C&D letter can be stressful, but you don’t have to handle it alone.

Working with SH&P means that you have access to a team of experienced intellectual property attorneys ready to defend your position and guide you towards the best possible outcome.

How you deal with a cease and desist letter could make or break your business. There are legalities and there is strategy – in equal measure. Get it wrong and you might end up being pushed unnecessarily into a position you do not deserve. Get it right and you walk away with something more positive.

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