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Customer: My name is ***** *****. I infringe on Disney trademark with some tee shirts on my website. They asked for all paypal records from certain dates of which I complied. However, yesterday they sent me a settlement agreement of 35,000 of which I nowhere near made that much from them..What should I do?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Intellectual Property Law
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

hello. sorry to hear this. you should respond by telling them that you do not have that kind of money and that your sales were far less than that amount, in fact your profit was only $XXX....and then for example, you can offer to give them all your profits as settlement, which is a reasonable resolution. in many of these cases, the IP owner does not want the hassle of a lawsuit (and is not willing to file one) and they just want some easy money, so your best bet is probably to negotiate on the settlement amount. once you have an monetary offer on the table, they will be hard pressed to refuse it and file a lawsuit (they may act like it is not enough and threaten to sue, but chances are that is a bluff and they will accept considerably less than $35,000).

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think they will take payments on this?
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

yes that is done in many cases, its all up for negotiation

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Was it a bad thing for me to give them my whole paypal record? Did they have a right to ask for this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
you there??
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

there is no "right" here, it is a negotiation at this are not obligated to do anything. it might have been a bad idea before getting some assurances from them, but its okay because you would need to give them that info anyway to prove how much you sold and get a settlement

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

best of luck

Expert:  Alex Reese replied 1 year ago.

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