What do I do if my intellectual property is being infringed?

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When someone infringes on your trademark or intellectual property, it’s important to act swiftly to protect your rights.

The first step is to gather evidence of the infringement, including any documents or communications that prove your ownership of the trademark or intellectual property. You should then contact an experienced intellectual property lawyer, who can advise you on the best course of action.

Your lawyer may recommend sending a cease and desist letter to the infringing party, demanding that they stop using your trademark or intellectual property. If this approach is unsuccessful, your lawyer can assist you in taking legal action, which may include filing a claim in the Federal Court of Australia.

In some cases, it may be possible to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution methods, such as mediation or arbitration. Your lawyer can help you explore these options and choose the best approach for your situation.

It’s important to act quickly when you suspect someone is infringing on your trademark or intellectual property, as delaying could weaken your case. By working with an experienced intellectual property lawyer, you can protect your rights and take the appropriate steps to address the infringement.

Geelong Legal has intellectual property lawyers who can assist you in protecting your trademark or intellectual property

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