A Cease & Desist Letter is a formal document sent to an individual or business demanding that certain activities or conduct stop.
In Australia, a Cease & Desist Letter primarily relates to commercial disputes, such as intellectual property infringement or breach of contract. It is important to take notice of a Cease & Desist Letter and take the necessary steps to protect yourself.
When receiving a Cease & Desist Letter, it is important to read it carefully and assess the situation. Make sure that you understand what the Cease & Desist Letter says, and determine what steps are required from you. Depending on the nature of the document, the Cease & Desist Letter may state how the dispute should be resolved, such as a ‘without prejudice offer’ or details of the next steps. It will also state a date by which a response is expected.
If you receive a Cease & Desist Letter, contact us. We can help you assess the situation and provide guidance on the best course of action, including options such as mediation or negotiation. It is also possible to respond to the Cease & Desist Letter if you can refute or provide evidence concerning the allegations or dispute. We can also assist with this.
If you receive a Cease & Desist Letter, taking action and protecting your rights is important. Therefore, reading the document carefully and seeking legal advice is essential. With due diligence and the right advice, it is possible to resolve the dispute in a timely and cost-effective manner successfully.