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Sun 10 December 2023 Cease and desist letters

What is a Cease and Desist Letter?

A cease and desist letter is a formal legal letter which acts as a warning to the recipient to stop engaging in specific activities that are infringing your legal rights. The most common uses are for unlawful infringement of IP rights such as copyright infringement, counterfeit goods, cybersquatting, defamation, online harassment or breach of restrictive covenants by an ex-employee.

When to Use a Cease and Desist Letter?

Cease and desist letters are typically used in situations where there is a clear and immediate threat of harm, where you have clear and compelling evidence and you are prepared to take action if the demands in the cease and deist letter are not complied with.

It is common, when drafting a cease and desist letter to make clear what the consequences will be if the recipient does not comply. This may include applying for an injunction. A deadline is also almost always an important part of the letter.

What to include in a Cease and Desist Letter

A well-crafted cease and desist letter should clearly and accurately state:

Common mistakes with cease and desist letters

These can include :-

Solicitors for a cease and desist letter

With such an important and potentially legally significant letter, it is highly advisable to get a cease and desist letter professionally drafted. Our lawyers can draft up a suitable letter for you at reasonable cost and can also advise on follow up legal action, where needed, including in preparing for and applying for an injunction. We also advise clients who have received a case and desist letter, and who need to decide whether to comply, in full or part, or respond with a legal letter of their own or pursue any other available and advisable response option


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