Cease and Desist Letter Template and Copyright Application Guide

Copyright Cease and Desist Letter Template

This template is for photographers who need to take the first step to enforce their copyright(s). If you’ve discovered that another person or business has stolen your photograph(s), you can send send them a cease and desist letter for copyright infringement. The Cease and Desist Letter Template also includes a Release License. 

BONUS: Use the included Copyright Application Guide to apply for copyright registration if your photos are not yet registered with the U.S. Copyright Office and explore other avenues to enforce your copyright. As a reminder, copyright protection starts from the moment of creation, but if you intend to file suit for copyright infringement or bring a claim with the Copyright Claims Board (“small claims”), you will need to register your copyright with the U.S. Copyright Office. 

When you purchase this template, you’ll get instant access to:

  • Your attorney-drafted template in both Word and PDF formats.
  • The Template Customization Guide to walk you through how to edit the template
  • The Copyright Application Guide
  • Plug, play, and protect!

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