cease and desist

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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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With the proliferation of patents granted to hightech, pharmaceutical, electronic and other manufacturing businesses, it is not surprising that many companies find themselves the recipients of cease-and-desist letters accusing them of patent infringement.
Tyler sent the campaign two cease-and-desist letters in 2015 for its use of the band's music.
The case revolves around cease-and-desist letters sent by the North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners (made up mostly of dentists) to teeth whitening providers who were not dentists.
Then there's lawyers and Mace and cease-and-desist letters," he said.
Cease-and-desist letters usually will request the third party cease all infringing action and respond within a specified time period.
"In the event that future quarrels arise, the court strongly encourages the parties to eschew provocative cease-and-desist letters or precipitous lawsuits, and instead to work together to try to resolve their differences cooperatively," he said.
This Ebook deals with cease-and-desist letters in the field of competition law as well as trademark law, domain law, industrial design law and copyright law.
They rarely shut down their businesses or even cancel orders in response to cease-and-desist letters. In our scenario, the company executive may decide to accept the risk of having to pay some royalty damages.
Months later, in October 2006, Universal started sending cease-and-desist letters to those same bloggers and fan sites, threatening legal action for copyright violations.
Last week AFACT issued a further 10 cease-and-desist letters to people trading in illegal DVD movies on Internet auction sites across Australia.
"The site is intended to serve as a tool for Internet users to understand their legal rights in the face of potentially intimidating and confusing cease-and-desist letters," says spokesperson Donna Wentworth.
Just as routinely, artists are now the recipients of cease-and-desist letters from trademark owners claiming infringement.