Receiving a cease and desist letter can unnerve even the most experienced professionals and businesspeople. However, according to Dr. Dariush ADLI, founder and president of ADLI Law Group, P.C., receiving a cease and desist notice is not necessarily cause for alarm. As distinguished from a cease and desist order served by a court, a cease and desist letter issued by a lawyer or individual warning you to end the sale of a product or service does not always carry legal weight. Furthermore, with the expertise of the business lawyers at ADLI Law Group, P.C., any baseless legal claim will be fought with exceptional skill and knowledge.
Dr. ADLI counsels that, upon the receipt of a cease and desist letter, the first step to take is to seek evidence that the claim being made is valid. The assertions made within the letter may regard patents or copyrights that have expired or may even make false claims regarding your company’s products or services. You’ll also want to check your personal or business insurance policy to see what sort of protections you have against legal action of this type, if any. Finally, you may want to determine the amount you would ultimately be liable for if the charge was determined to be correct.
If the amount you or your business is held liable for is manageable, it might be worthwhile to simply end the matter by paying the sum. However, if the demands made by the sender of the cease & desist letter are very large and the claim appears to hold some legal weight, then you will want to speak to an attorney as quickly as possible to evaluate your situation. Often, the solution may be simpler than you think.
ADLI Law Group, P.C. is a renowned legal firm specializing in intellectual property (IP) law in all fields, from high-tech to entertainment and manufacturing. Whether you have received a cease and desist letter or need to send one in order to protect your own property, products or services, Dr. ADLI and his outstanding legal team is ready to help.
Cease and desist legislation is a significant aspect of business law, but it is far from the entirety of the work performed at ADLI Law Group, P.C. In fact, our expert team offers a full range of trademark services, including protection, enforcement, dispute resolution, registration, anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy as well as availability analyses.
The trademark and patent lawyers at our firm understand that as business becomes increasingly globalized, trademark law today is a more complex field than ever. By maintaining offices in Los Angeles as well as business centers around the globe like London, Tokyo and Taipei, our trademark lawyer team is able to bring our practical approach and unparalleled skill to a truly international marketplace. In fact, we counsel clients regarding development of the best branding strategy for enhancing and developing trademark rights in the U. S. as well as in at least 150 countries worldwide.
The trademark and intellectual property litigation services offered by ADLI Law Group, P.C. help clients to strategize for both sending and responding to cease-and-desist letters as well as other third-party issues. If you or your business is facing a legal issue concerning trademark, patent, copyright, entertainment and new media or real estate law, among other business concerns, contact ADLI Law Group, P.C., today, and breathe easy knowing you have world class legal professionals on your side. Complimentary initial consultations are available. Please dial 800-817-2949 or visit the ADLI Law Group contact page.