Our business is an Internet company based in an EU Country and we are being sued for trademark infringement by a US company in a NY Court. We just got to know they sent us a court summons.
This company is the same field as us but they target big business in Europe and the US and we target small business in the EU and South America. They are a VC backed company with hundreds of employees while we are a small company.
Their name and trademark in the US is something similar to Sella and ours is like Sellerr. They also have a trademark name in the EU made up by their main word + 2 more. Both our names contain are composite words made of a descriptive term in our market.
Can we answer the summons without having a lawyer? Do we need to go the US? Do they have jurisdiction?