A Response to a Cease and Desist Letter is a written statement prepared by an individual or organization that has received a Cease and Desist Letter requesting them to stop a certain violation of rights - you may either dispute the claims of the other party, ask for more particulars or documents to make a more informed decision, or agree with the allegations right away if you know you were wrong.
You can download a ready-made printable Cease and Desist Response Letter template through the link below.
Once you receive a Cease and Desist Letter, prepare to defend your interests. Consult with your business partners if the alleged infringement concerns them as well to make sure you are on the same page. Take your time to compose the response but do not wait too long - the sender may think that you chose to ignore the letter, and that will bring unwanted disputes.
Follow these steps to create a Cease and Desist Letter:
Although a Cease and Desist Letter may be a huge surprise for you, it is important to choose a course of action as soon as you can. Examine the letter thoroughly to assess whether the individual or entity who sent you the letter has the rights to the intellectual property you allegedly infringed, whether you are the intended recipient of the claim, whether the allegations in the letter are valid and enforceable, and what are the financial consequences of any decision you make will be.
Whatever option you choose - comply with the sender's demands, disagree with them, or offer to negotiate a mutually sustainable outcome for both parties - you should compose a letter and let the sender know your position. Even if you think the demands do not have any ground, respond anyway - establish your point of view and explain the reasons for non-compliance.
If you decide to ignore the letter that asks you to stop interfering with the sender's rights, there will be negative consequences:
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