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Cease and Desist Letter

If a person or business is partaking in an activity that is harassing or infringing, we can help you take the first step. 

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What is a Cease and Desist Letter?

Why should I send a Cease and Desist Letter?

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Can I send a letter on behalf of my company?

What is a Cease and Desist Letter?

If you find yourself in a situation where a third party is engaging in activity that they should not be or is harmful to you, then you may find yourself worrying whether you need to pursue legal action. Unfortunately, the court process can be drawn-out and expensive; however, there is an alternative. A cease and desist letter can be addressed to a person or a company and, simply put, is a formal, straight-to-the-point letter that demands that the entity stop their harmful activity. In more severe cases, the cease and desist letter is usually the first step in a series of legal actions; however, in many cases, cease and desist letters that threaten legal action can settle an issue without the need to go to court.

Why Should I send a Cease and Desist Letter?

Sending a cease and desist letter demonstrates to the other party that you are serious – often, the fact that you consulted with a lawyer and enlisted their services is enough to put pressure on the other party to settle the issue outside of court. While a cease and desist letter may not always stop the other party, it’s an essential first step that puts you in the driver’s seat of whether to escalate the legal matter further should they not comply.

What types of Cease and Desist letters can Virk Law Assist with?

Cease and desist lawyers at Virk Law are equipped to assist with a variety of letter formats for numerous situations, such as demanding that an entity ceases and desist from:

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harassment

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slander

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defamation

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copyright infringement

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trademark infringement

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predatory collections practices

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violation of a non-solicitation agreement

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infringing on a non-competition agreement

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disruptive neighbours

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breach of contract

Can I send a Cease and Desist letter on behalf of my company?

It is common to file with the court a Notice of Motion If an individual or a competitor is engaging in activity that is harmful to you or your company. If successful, the court will order the individual or rival company to stop their harmful actions towards you. In some cases, the court may grant an order for repayment of damages or monetary claims. 

It’s important to remember that legal processes are generally expensive, and it’s often in your best interest to utilize the cease and desist letter as your first official request for the undesired action to stop.

IF a person or a business is partaking in an activity that is harassing or infringing, Virk Law can help you take the first step.

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