Second letter following up your complaint that your IP rights have been infringed

What’s a second letter following up your complaint that your IP rights have been infringed and when do you need one?

This is the second communication in our suite of templates covering the infringement of your IP by someone else.

It assumes that you have first sent the earlier letter in this series.

This letter tracks the history and content of what you previously set out in the earlier letter. It recognises that: - you may not have had a reply to the first letter, or - that their reply rebutted your allegations that your IP rights were infringed, and - it provides you with a further opportunity to offer the ‘settlement’ wording, giving the infringer a final opportunity to sign the commitment wording that you set out in your first letter.

Remember to attach a copy of the earlier letter - along with any attachments - to the annex of this template letter.

It’s highly advisable to send the communication by both post and email so that the infringing business cannot reasonably argue that they did not receive your complaint.

If the infringer does not respond positively (or at all) to this second letter, there’s one further letter in this series that you can send, ahead of considering formal legal action.