Disputes are a necessary aspect of intellectual property enforcement, and lack of experience and knowledge can greatly affect the outcome.
If you have received a letter alleging infringement of another’s intellectual property, your first step should be to engage an attorney. The language and terminology used in such letters may not accurately reflect the situation and the letter may make demands which you may not need to undertake. Discussion with an attorney can help you understand your position and the attorney can prepare and issue a response on your behalf.
Alternatively, if you wish to take action against another entity who you believe may be infringing your intellectual property, your first step should be to engage an attorney who can assess the matter and issue correspondence on your behalf.
Making unjustified threats can be detrimental to your case and can result in successful counterclaims, so it is important that an attorney handles matters on your behalf, firstly to ensure the best outcome, and secondly to reduce any likelihood of a counterclaim being made against you.