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How Should I Respond To A Cease And Desist Letter?

You do not have to be involved in a high-profile intellectual property infringement suit to feel the pressure and stress this causes your business operations. Once you receive a cease and desist letter, you experience the jab of a business competitor. You may come to the conclusion that the other party actually stole your idea and is trying to assert that your company stole it from them. Most likely, you feel upset both personally and professionally.

Not your parent’s cease-and-desist letter

Cease-and-desist letters have been around forever. For those of you not in the know, a cease-and-desist letter is a document sent to an individual or a business telling them to stop (cease) and do not restart (desist) said activity. Although it doesn’t necessarily mean a lawsuit is in the works, the letter is meant to be a warning that if said activity continues, legal action could be forthcoming.

Plaintiff may be allowed to sue Jay-Z using Egyptian legal theory

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just heard an appeal by an Egyptian man who wants to protect his uncle’s legacy. There’s no doubt that Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) and music producer Timbaland (Timothy Mosley) sampled Baligh Hamdi’s “Khosara Khosara” in the hit “Big Pimpin’.”

Protect your work and do a patent search

You have done a lot of brainstorming and tinkering with your invention. Now you want to protect your work and ideas. If you are considering applying for a patent, then you will want to get started off right. As you plunge into the patent process, you may want to do a patent search. A patent search will allow you to see previously issued patents, as well as published applications.

Did the Unicorn Frappuccino infringe on a trademark?

The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino drew international attention for its bright colors, sweet taste and limited release. Customers crowded the Los Angeles area’s more than 100 Starbucks locations in search of the drink, which, like a unicorn, had reached almost mythical status before it was no longer available. But is the fairy tale marketing success over for Starbucks?

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