When Sending a Cease and Desist Letter Establishes Personal Jurisdiction

JD Supra Law

A patentee may establish “minimum contacts” in a forum, thus subjecting itself to specific personal jurisdiction, by sending a cease and desist letter to the forum.

RipRequests Dead After RIAA ‘Hand Delivers’ Piracy Cease-and-Desist


What followed was a cease-and-desist from the RIAA which advised that “Such activity is illegal, and these actions must stop at once.”


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Police Visit Pirate IPTV Suppliers’ Homes to Serve Cease-and-Desist Notices


FACT investigators were reportedly in attendance when the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit, West Yorkshire Police, and Dyfed-Powys Police delivered cease-and-desist notices to people’s homes.

Is a cease and desist letter enforceable? Common issues and best practices

IP Blog

The path to stopping infringement of your Intellectual Property (IP) rights begins with two key questions: "Should I send a cease and desist letter?" and "Is a cease and desist letter enforceable?".

“Go Ahead, Sue Us”: Sony sends Cease-and-Desist after Taunts


Unsurprisingly, Sony sent DBrand a cease-and-desist letter , which the Canadian company published online and used to generate marketing for a newer, allegedly “not illegal,” albeit similar, product. The cease-and-desist letter can be found here.

Cease and Desist Letters Need to Balance Effectiveness While Considering Consequences

JD Supra Law

Letters demanding that a company “cease and desist” what the sender of the letter deems an infringement of the sender’s intellectual property rights – whether patent, trademark or copyright – are communications primarily to achieve enforcement without a need to seek court intervention.

Should An Artist Trademark Their Name?

Art Law Journal

Intellectual Property Business Cease and desist featured TrademarksSteve Schlackman. Your name is a corporate asset with real tangible value, and protecting it is an important business consideration. A trademark may be the answer.

Need a Trademark? Here are some tips.

Art Law Journal

Legal Copyright & Trademarks Infringements & Theft Copyright infringement Stolen Art Cease and desist TrademarksPicking a name for a business or product is one of the first steps for any new venture.

Dear Patenticity: Infringed and Weighing a C&D Letter

JD Supra Law

I know we need to put a stop to it, but I’m worried about the cease-and-desist letter. Perdiemco, where a patent owner sent a cease-and-desist letter and ended up being sued.

The unbearable dumbness of threatening

Likelihood of Confusion

I’ve made a career here of tut-tutting the impolitic and brand-negating utterance of baseless cease and desist and other threatening letters based on IP infringement, including this recent post about.

Ha, ha. Hey kids!

Likelihood of Confusion

M-I-C — Cease and desist! K-E-Y — Why? Because we caught you! M-O-U-S-EEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Originally posted 2009-02-12 21:54:50. Republished by Blog Post Promoter. The post Ha, ha. Hey kids! appeared first on LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION™. LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION

Noted with Interest: The Federal Circuit Blurs a Once Bright-Line Rule Regarding Personal Jurisdiction

JD Supra Law

Patent owners seeking to assert their rights in forums outside their home states may now need to think twice about whether to hit send on a cease-and-desist or demand letter.

Say What You Do…Do What You Say…Only See What…

JD Supra Law

Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement cease-and-desist order (Order) In re App Annie Inc., Case Overview - This week’s U.S.

ITC Explains Finding Chamberlain Infringed Garage Door IP

IP Law 360

International Trade Commission's initial determination that The Chamberlain Group's imports infringe five Overhead Door patents has been made public, outlining multiple forms of infringement and saying a cease-and-desist order is warranted The U.S.

Athletic Fashion Dispute in Race to Courthouse

JD Supra Law

Peloton won the "race to the courthouse" in response to a cease and desist letter from Lululemon's counsel. Lululemon and Peloton are suing each other over clothing design patents and trade dress. Specifically, the case involves designs for athletic bras and leggings.

Major Record Labels Sue Youtube-dl’s Hosting Provider


Law firm Rasch works with several major music industry players and it was on their behalf that cease-and-desist orders were sent to local hosting service Uberspace. In October 2020, the RIAA caused outrage by taking down YouTube-ripping tool youtube-dl from GitHub.

3 Count: Polar Thawing

Plagiarism Today

He has sent several cease and desist letters regarding the issue but Le Tegre have opted to file the lawsuit proactively, beating Mann to the legal punch. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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3 Count: LEGO Jacket

Plagiarism Today

As a result, he sent a cease-and-desist letter to LEGO. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: LEGO is Being Sued for Copyright Infringement Over Leather Jacket Design.

3 Count: NFT Repeat

Plagiarism Today

Now, just a few months later, PokerPaint is back in the spotlight for offering NFTs of some of that artwork and at least one photographer is claiming that it includes work he previously filed a cease and desist order on. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count?

3 Count: Less Invincible

Plagiarism Today

Otto had issued a cease and desist letter in March, which the school responded to by phasing out the use of the logo. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: ‘Invincible’ Animated Series Sparks Profits Suit Against Robert Kirkman.

3 Count: Fining Google

Plagiarism Today

That prompted the MPA to send a cease and desist letter to the site’s operator, which responded by actually opening up new sites. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Google Fined €500m by France’s Antitrust Watchdog Over Copyright.

[Guest Post] The wisdom of Dune and copyright litigation

The IPKat

Over several years, the defendant had sent cease and desist letters to the claimant’s customers, alleging that claimant infringed defendant’s copyright in this instructional manual.

3 Count: Music Licensing is Strange…

Plagiarism Today

The lawsuit targets Jason Tusa and actually began back in August 2020 when he shuttered his Area 51 service following a cease-and-desist letter. Have any suggestions for the 3 Count? Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday.

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RIAA Takes Down Popular Music Piracy Discord Over Adele ’30’ Leak


A copy of a copyright complaint / cease-and-desist notice shared with TorrentFreak (as far as we know sent by the RIAA as early as November 17) warns that distributing copyrighted tracks in advance of their commercial release is illegal.

College Application Consulting Business Accused of Infringement

BYU Copyright Blog

On August 16, 2020, Ivy purportedly sent a cease and desist letter to Lehren informing the company of the alleged infringement and demanded the removal of the material in addition to payment of $75,000. On May 22, 2021, Ivy Coach, Inc. ("Ivy")

Funimation DMCA Notices Shut Down Pirate Anime Apps, Force Others to Consider Future


AnimeGlare – Cease-and-Desist. “I just received a DMCA takedown notice from funimation and I’ll therefore cease all development on the Shiro app, but the site will likely stay,” the Shiro developer informs his users.

Combatting Online Copyright Infringement

LexBlog IP

Cease and Desist Letters. If you are able to identify the infringer and obtain their contact information (be it a mailing or email address), then you may consider sending a cease and desist letter.

"Aloha Poke": Social Media and Consumer Perception are Part of the Trademark Enforcement Equation

KMK Blog

As a result, companies will send “cease and desist” letters to enforce and protect their marks. Once a company owns a trademark, it must police the mark for unauthorized use, or risk losing its rights. At times, however, legal rights are only one consideration. Public opinion and consumer perception are also part of the equation, as the Aloha Poke Co. (“Aloha Poke”), a Chicago based restaurant, recently learned firsthand

Practice Tips for Combating Counterfeiters: An Action Plan for Brands, Manufacturers and Retailers

Intellectual Property Law Blog

There are several strategies for protecting your brand and your business ranging from quick and inexpensive actions such as cease and desist letters, to district court and International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation.

Understanding Copyright, Trademark and Halloween Costumes

Plagiarism Today

Lawsuits around these particular issues are rare and the disputes that do arise typically are handled through cease and desist letters or takedown notices. As we’ve discussed in the past , copyright has played an oddly oversized role in our modern Halloween festivities.

FTC Reviews Fashion Nova – Review Suppression Leads to Double Trouble

LexBlog IP

In April 2020, when we were all focused on finding masks and hand sanitizer, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a $9.3 million settlement with Fashion Nova.

TOS Supports Injunction Against Web Scraping–Southwest Airlines v. Kiwi

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

It sent Kiwi cease and desist letters and has implemented security measures, but “Kiwi has continued to hack the Southwest website and sell Southwest flights without permission.”. In addition, Southwest sent Kiwi several cease and desist letters.

Enforcing Your Intellectual Property Rights: All You Need To Know

Larson & Larson

However, you can stop infringement through the following: Use a Cease and Desist Letter. A lawyer can help you draft and send a cease and desist letter. A cease and desist letter is often a simple solution where the alleged infringer does so unintentionally.

Two DJ Music Piracy Cases Five Years Apart, Two Very Different Outcomes


BREIN certainly doesn’t shy away from taking matters to court but whenever it can, settlements and an agreement to cease and desist can be enough to ward off more serious action.

Filelinked Was Shut Down By ACE – Can Replacements Avoid The Same Fate?


” ACE provides no specific details on the terms of the shutdown but, if similar actions are any yardstick, a cease-and-desist notice and some kind of settlement were likely involved.

Monster Energy Co. Sues Fitness Company for Alleged Trademark Infringement

Indiana Intellectual Property Law

Following further cease and desist communications, it does not appear Bear has discontinued its use of its claw logo in connection with a black and green color scheme.

An unprotected trademark is an unguarded asset

Erik K Pelton

Then they received a cease-and-desist letter: another company had already registered the identical brand name for the identical services. The following is an edited transcript of my video, What Are the Potential Costs of an Unprotected Trademark.

An Overview on Trademark Genericide

IP and Legal Filings

In the year 2012, the IPAB adjudicated that if a company takes elaborate measures to police the incorrect usage of their trademarks (which includes sending legal notices and cease and desist notices), the trademark in question will not be considered as a generic term.

Cheat Makers ‘Troll’ Activision Lawyer, Brag They Will Never Be Found


In 2017 and 2018, its lawyers wrote to them several times, demanding that they cease and desist. In reponse to rampant cheating in Call of Duty games, earlier this month Activision filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against cheat maker EngineOwning UG and CMN Holdings S.A.

Trademark Registration works for the owner, even in their sleep

Erik K Pelton

It makes for a more compelling cease and desist letter. The following is an edited transcript of my video, Why Apply to Register Your Trademark. There are several key benefits to trademark registration.

Bigbasket v. Daily basket – the blurring line between trademark protection & bullying

Selvam & Selvam Blog

BigBasket , the largest online grocery store in India slapped a Cease-and-Desist notice on Daily Basket , a young startup, alleging infringement of their trademark.

Wolf Greenfield Seeks Trademark Associate for Boston or New York Office

The TTABlog

Previous experience preparing and responding to cease and desist letters and handling other enforcement matters is preferred. Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., is accepting applications for the position of trademark and copyright associate, New York or Boston-based. To apply, go here. "We We are seeking an associate to join our Trademark and Copyright group.

New “Two-Click Cancellation” Button – German Exceptionalism for Subscription Terminations

LexBlog IP

As part of the new Fair Consumer Contracts Act , [ Gesetz für Faire Verbraucherverträge ; published in the Federal Gazette (Part I) no. 53/2021, p. 3433 et seq.,