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Cease and Desist Letter



A cease and desist letter is a legal document demanding an individual stop an allegedly illegal activity.

Uses

  • Demanding some person or company stop performing some activity that harms or harasses you
  • Building a future legal case based on some person or company’s illegal behavior.

Overview

Unfortunately, some of us have found ourselves in a situation where we believe someone is violating our legal rights. Whether you want to stop a creditor from harassing you or assert ownership of copyright over someone using your intellectual property, a cease and desist letter can be a helpful way to stop someone from engaging in harmful activity. Any formal legal matter should be dealt with in consultation with an attorney. However, if you believe your legal rights have been violated but do not want to immediately file suit, you may want to send the person at fault a cease and desist letter. Cease and desist letters are useful in getting someone to stop doing some activity that harms or harasses you in some way. Often, the activity that is the subject of the cease and desist letter is actionable in court. However, potential defendants may voluntarily knock it off upon receiving the letter. A cease and desist letter may be proper in any situation where you are being harmed or harassed by another person or business’ behavior. Use this interactive form to create a cease and desist letter that will help you defend your rights from unnecessary and potentially illegal harm from others.