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cease and desist

An order from a government authority requiring one to stop engaging in some activity, such as construction without a proper permit. If issued from a court, it would be called an injunction.

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New York, October 8 ( ANI ): The famous New York City Naked Cowgirl has sent a cease-and-desist letter to Naked cowboy, to stop him from using cowgirl "imposters" in his act.
The state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors issued a cease-and-desist letter before the abbey could sell a single casket.
gives answers to most of the questions that arise on the warned parties' side when received a cease-and-desist letter as:
His LucasFilm production company sent a cease-and-desist letter to Jedi Mind in May 2009.
The cease-and-desist letter requested that they return the memo to Dakota and asked them to provide information on how they obtained the memo, including the names and addresses of anyone involved in acquiring the internal document.
The legal significance of the cease-and-desist letter is exactly such notice.
In April, just over a month after the site's launch, Youngman received a cease-and-desist letter from lawyers for The Desert Sun, a local newspaper since 1927 that is now one of hundreds of papers across the country owned by Gannett.
sent a New Jersey teen, Aaron Doades, a cease-and-desist letter for trademark violations when he registered his Website as Rapcity.
Separately, Insituform announced that recently it had sent a cease-and-desist letter to William Elmore, who had sold Elmore Pipe Jacking to the Company in 2002, advising him he had breached his non-compete agreement.
A cease-and-desist letter from the Gap's law department stated that the ad was trademark infringement, "actionable under the Lanham Act, the Copyright Act and the California unfair competition law.
Subsequently on March 7, 2005, Orange 21 disclosed it had received a cease-and-desist letter from Oakley, Inc.