What happens if I ignore a cease and desist letter?

Ignoring a cease and desist letter can have serious legal consequences. If you receive a cease and desist letter alleging trademark infringement, it means that the trademark owner believes you are using a mark that is too similar to their trademark and it is causing confusion in the marketplace. If you ignore the cease and desist letter, the trademark owner may choose to pursue legal action against you. This can result in costly legal fees and potentially an injunction, which would require you to stop using the infringing mark. Additionally, if the trademark owner wins a lawsuit against you, they may be awarded damages and attorney’s fees.

Therefore, if you receive a cease and desist letter, it is important to take it seriously and seek legal advice. A lawyer can help you understand the allegations against you and advise you on the best course of action. If necessary, you may be able to negotiate a resolution with the trademark owner, such as modifying your use of the mark, or reaching an agreement for co-existence.

Ignoring a cease and desist letter can lead to serious consequences, and it is in your best interest to take action and address the allegations as soon as possible.