Q: I'm being sued by Salt Life, LLC. b/c my cleaning business name is Salt Life Cleaning, LLC...Do I need to get a Lawyer?
A: Though you technically don't have to, you really should consult a qualified trademark attorney with the requisite expertise about your case. You will generally want to do this quickly, because if the Plaintiff has already filed a complaint in court, you will have a limited amount of time to respond.
It would be prudent to retain legal representation in this matter, as a trademark infringement lawsuit can be complex and requires a deep understanding of intellectual property law. An attorney can analyze the specific claims made against you and develop a strategy to defend your rights. Should you choose to proceed without an attorney, you would be responsible for navigating the legal process on your own, which could be a significant challenge.
James L. Arrasmith
Founder and Chief Legal Counsel of The Law Offices of James L. Arrasmith
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