Cease and Desist Letters: Law and Practice

Friday, May 28, 2021, 1 pm - 2 pm ET

A cease and desist letter is often the first communication between an IP owner and potential infringer. Beyond putting the potential infringer on notice, the objectives of the IP owner should be carefully considered to craft a letter that is appropriate in both content and tone. While there is no one-size-fits-all letter, counsel must be aware of legislative requirements and the legal and reputational risks associated with an ill-conceived communication. Receiving a cease and desist letter can cause much anxiety and counsel should have a game plan at the ready for evaluating and acting on allegations. The presentation will consider:

  • Drafting cease and desist letters for trademarks, patents, designs and copyright to achieve the IP owner’s objectives while minimizing legal and reputational risk.
  • Steps to take (and not to take) when a letter alleging IP infringement is received.

Continuing Professional Development

This 1 hour presentation includes 30 minutes dedicated to practice management and professional responsibility.

Law Society of Ontario
Barreau du Québec*1
Law Society of British Columbia1
Law Society of Saskatchewan**
Law Society of Manitoba1
Law Society of Alberta1
New York State CLE Board1

* Barreau du Québec: As of May 1, 2019, Barreau members are responsible to determine if a CPD activity meets the Barreau’s CPD criteria.

** An application for accreditation of the session will be submitted upon request by a participant



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Non-Member Price


Individual $125.00 + tax
Group: 3 to 5 people $399.00 + tax
Group: 6 to 10 people $599.00 + tax
Group: 11 to 15 people $899.00 + tax
Group: 16 or more people $1,299.00 + tax
Proceed to Checkout

***Financial aid may be available to participate in this webinar. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income. Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca


Participants will view the webinar’s presentation online and hear the presenters by phone or through the computer. A web link and audio coordinates will be provided to the registrant the day before the webinar.

Group Registration

Due to COVID-19, IPIC is relaxing its group registration policy to allow participants within a group to use a webinar link individually, as long as the total number of participants using the link is within the group size registered for.