Was being accused of trademark infringement and cuber-squatting and now the lawyer has disappeared . What could be the reason?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Back in the beginning of January I was sent an letter from a lawyer urging me to stop using a domain I registered and was developing because it was in violation of trademark infringement , cuber - squatting and the Lanthanum act . I decided ( against legal advice ) to not give in to the demands of transferring my domain and all the work I did to the opposing company and fight to keep what was mine . The opposing counsel and I argued back and forth through email for about 3 weeks . The last communications were discussions of a settlement where they offered to buy the website from me . Unfortunately , we could not come to an agreement on money and I stated I would not take less than $ X . That was January 25th . . since then I've not heard back from them nor received any letters . Why do y

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  1. Randall B. Bateman

    Contributor Level 5


    Lawyers agree

    Answered . It is possible that the lawyer was not getting paid and stopped working on the matter. It is possible that the lawyer misplaced your communication or simply is busy with other matters. It is also possible that the lawyer's client does not have the money to pursue you. However, it is also very possible that the lawyer is preparing a lawsuit or a UDRP proceeding against you. You might want to follow-up with the lawyer and determine the status. Otherwise, you can wait and hope it goes away. However, if there is a good argument for infringement, continued use of the mark may only help the claim of willful infringement.

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  2. Maurice N Ross


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . They are probably preparing a law suit against you. You may be sued any day. You should not assume they are going away merely because a few weeks have passed.

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