As you know, any legal documents must be served in person. But what about cease and desist letters? Can they be emailed? Keep reading to discover the answers to these questions and learn more about cease and desist letters.
Can a Cease and Desist Letter Be Emailed?
Yes, Cease and Desist letters can be sent by email. That’s just one option, though — in addition to email, you can also send a cease and desist letter by regular mail or deliver it in person.
No matter how you choose to deliver the letter, it is crucial to have a record of delivery and receipt. This is easy to do if you send the letter via certified mail. In the case of C&D letters sent by email, you can send a followup email asking the other party to confirm receipt.
What Is a Cease and Desist Letter?
As you might have guessed by the name, a cease and desist letter is a written document that notifies a person that they are incurring in an illegal activity and asks them to stop said activity, or else they’ll face legal action.
Cease and desist letters are used as the first step towards stopping behavior such as:
- Copyright infringement
- Contractual violations
It is important to keep in mind that cease and desist letters are not legally binding. In other words, they are not enforceable. However, that doesn’t mean that you should ignore them, as we will see in the next section.
Do I Have To Obey a Cease and Desist Letter?
As mentioned earlier, cease and desist letters are not legally binding, so you are not legally required to obey them. What you should do, however, is seek the assistance of a business law attorney.
An experienced lawyer will help you understand your situation and review any relevant documentation (such as contracts, or license agreements). With their input, you can make an informed decision and choose the best course of action.
If you received a cease and desist letter and are looking for high-quality legal assistance, schedule a free consultation with our lawyers. With their in-depth experience and unwavering commitment to defending your rights, they are uniquely positioned to help you make sense of your options.
To learn more about cease and desist letters, including a real-life case check out our previous blog, “What Do I Do if I Receive a Cease and Desist Letter?”
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