Cease-and-Desist Letter (Sample)
[City, State, ZIP Code]
[City, State, ZIP Code]
Subject: Cease and Desist Trademark Infringement
Dear [Recipient’s Name],
I am writing to bring to your attention a matter of trademark infringement regarding the unauthorized use of our registered trademark, [Your Trademark], which has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) under Registration Number [Registration Number].
It has come to our attention that your business, [Recipient’s Business Name], has been using a mark that is substantially similar to our registered trademark. This unauthorized use is causing confusion among consumers and may potentially dilute the distinctive nature of our brand. This activity is in clear violation of the Lanham Act and other applicable trademark laws.
The specific instances of trademark infringement we have identified include but are not limited to:
- [Describe specific instances of unauthorized use, such as use in advertisements, marketing materials, products, or online platforms].
We hereby demand that you immediately cease and desist from any further use of our trademark, [Your Trademark], in connection with your business activities. We expect complete compliance with this demand within [number of days, typically 10-14 days] from the date of this letter.
Failure to comply with this demand will leave us with no choice but to pursue all available legal remedies to protect our rights, including seeking injunctive relief, damages, and any other appropriate relief provided under the law. We will also seek reimbursement for any legal expenses incurred as a result of enforcing our trademark rights.
To confirm your compliance with this demand, we request that you provide a written response by [deadline for response], stating that you will cease all infringing activities. If we do not receive a satisfactory response by the specified deadline, we will proceed accordingly.
Please be advised that this letter is not intended to be a complete or exhaustive statement of our rights, legal or otherwise, with respect to the unauthorized use of our trademark. We expressly reserve all rights and remedies available to us under the law.
We strongly urge you to consult with legal counsel to fully understand the implications of trademark infringement and the potential consequences of continued unauthorized use.
Should you have any questions or require further clarification, please do not hesitate to contact me at [Your Phone Number] or [Your Email Address]. We expect your prompt attention to this matter.
[Your Company Name]