Sending Cease and Desist Letters in Canada


August 11, 2020

This article, originally published in the July/August 2020 issue of IP Litigator magazine, looks at the potential risks associated with sending a cease and desist letter to an alleged infringer of intellectual property rights in Canada.  Read about it here.


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