I have an agreement with a company called Trademark inc. The company lists artwork online with Target, Overstock, et al., featuring prints for sale, with an 8% commission going to the artist for each sale made. My fine art galleries have complained about my prints being marketed like this. My contract expired in October of last year. I have requested that all listings be removed from all the sites as of Jan. 1st. (an email, not in writing). They are trying to get them removed, they say, but have passed the deadline with many sties still featuring the work. What are my options to get them to move faster so I don't lose my fine art galleries that show my work.
At this point you need to send them a cease and desist letter (not email) telling them where the works have not been removed and giving them 30 days to remove them and tell them if they do not remove them you will sue for copyright/trademark infringement and seek your damages from them. Send a copy of this letter to the websites where the artwork is still being displayed. Then if they refuse, you will need a local intellectual property law attorney and will have to file suit against them.
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