What is a Cease-and-Desist Letter?
A Cease-and-Desist Letter demands someone stop engaging in specific actions. These letters typically include the legal action that the sender intends on taking if you don't honor the request. These letters are typically sent for: - Breach of contract - Harassment - IP or Copyright Infringement - Violation of Non-Disclosure Agreements - Trademark or Patent Infringement - Debt Collection First things first: If you receive a Cease-and-Desist Letter the best thing you can do is keep it private. Public ranting or commenting could be used against you if the situation escalates. It's important to read a Cease-and-Desist letter carefully so you can act quickly. Oftentimes, these letters have deadlines for response before further action is taken. It is wise to gather any evidence that supports your position and contact your attorney immediately. Your attorney will be able to recommend your next course of action, whether you respond by complying or respond by supplying your own evidence and information to rebuff their request.
DO NOT respond on your own. An attorney will be able to create a response with the proper evidence, language, and legal citations to support you. Attempting to respond on your own can leave you vulnerable to further legal action. Wheeler Legal, PLLC can assist you with Cease-and-Desist issues. Whether you’ve received one or need assistance in preparing one, call us at (321) 209-5995 to set up a consultation! Disclaimer: The information contained in the above post is provided for general informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. This firm aims to provide quality information, but we make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this post. Nothing provided in these blog posts should be used as a substitute for the advice of competent counsel.