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In order to bring an action in federal court for violations to intellectual property, you would need to file a complaint in federal court. In your complaint, you would list yourself as the Plaintiff (or your company if it owns the IP) then list the company as Defendant.
In your complaint you would allege the facts that are the basis of your complaint, then list your causes of action (trademark infringement, etc.)
You would then serve that complaint and a summons onto the resident agent of the company.
Did you have specific questions?
Where do I file.
What county are you in?
How do I find out who is the resident agent and how do I serve them?
Baltimore city, the company is in new york and one is in LA
they are own by a UK media group
how do that work
You would need to sue them in NY or CA unless they did business in MD. Did they do business in MD or have any contact with MD?
their HQ are in NY and LA, but one company is owned by a media group based in UK
Let's take them one at a time. You would need to sue them where their HQ are located unless they were doing business in MD. Are any of them doing business in MD?
they mainly by and sell i'm guessing from their main offices.
Thank you. Then you would need to sue them where they are located. You would need to hire a lawyer in NY and LA and bring suit in federal court against them.
That's what their betting on... too expensive.
there must be away
they're stealing my film for years and I can't afford to fight back
The only way to sue them is to pick a state and sue them there. Infringement of trademark grants you an award of attorney's fees, so there may be an attorney that will take the case on a contingency fee basis (they only get paid if they bring suit and win).
I'll try that...
I'll be back for more answers.
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