TopAngler - 10:35 pm on Jan 17, 2013 (gmt 0)
I agree with nomis5. Attorneys are very, very expensive. I donít know of many who can be retained to write a simple cease and desist letter and follow-up for less than $1000.
I currently have a similar situation Ė which is what brought me to this thread. I have a multi-million dollar corporation copying text and photos from my site Ė theyíre even removing (cropping out) a watermark of my registered servicemark from all the photos.
Iíve spoken to five attorneys. Three agreed I should fight to the death, and asked me for mid-four-figure retainers - just to get started. One actually thought I had no case for various reasons. One other one sounded reasonable and Iíve made 2 follow-up calls to retain his services Ė still no reply after several weeks.
The bottom line is you can register trademarks, servicemarks and copyrights, but itís all useless unless you are willing to spend big bucks to defend them.