Q: How do I get a preliminary injunction?
I have the state and federal trademark for my event name. Last year two parties started doing the same one and using a big part of my name. I paid an attorney; who is not a trademark lawyer, to send a cease & desist letter but it was after their event had already passed. She said they never reached back out to her. Fast forward to this year and 2 weeks before their event they have posted the event again and still calling it the same name. I can't find an attorney and when I went to the US district court in NN Va, to ask for preliminary injunction paperwork they look as if I'm crazy & said they don't do that and another person gave me a pro se handbook but online I don't see the form for the preliminary injunction. Am I suppose to ask for something else? And the event they are doing again is tomorrow so do I still do the preliminary injunction or just file for a complaint and injunction form because the event would have already passed anyway?
If cease and desist letters are not working, and you have tried amicably to settle with them, looks like your only option is to file a lawsuit.
In the lawsuit you can ask for an injunction. It will be based on the chances that you will win the lawsuit, so it is not a done deal.
Consult with an attorney in your area or the area where the infringer and event resides.
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