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it almost seems like the only way to know if you are in violation is once you receive the letter of cease and desist.... if i'm selling cheap electronic replacement parts with no logo and barely making much profit, would you advise that i should keep selling these parts at least until i receive a letter of cease and desist? again, I'm only starting out and hardly making much profit. If i have a hundreds of small replacement parts that only make me a few cents to a dollar...do i really have to go so far as to hire a patent attorney to research each and every little part? It's hard to imagine how anyone could even considering getting started with these costs in mind. Knowing that I'm not selling products with logos (just mainly internal replacement cell phone parts and other small electronics), do most small business just "wing it" and just drop everything once they receive the letter of cease and desist? Because even large corporations like Samsung and Apple being able to afford the best IP attorneys, there seems to be too much grey areas that only at the completion of a lawsuit is there clarity if or any were they in violation of a patent. In need of practical advice for a small repair/parts company that does not have much $$$ for startup capital
I formed a LLC for protection as it's a separate entity... so if I am sued with violating trademark/patent infringement, is the most they can go after is all the assets allocated in my LLC? Again, I'm only starting out and I don't feel like I'm doing anything wrong...but I need to know what is at risk
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