Legal Question - International Trademark Infringement / IP rights? answers and trademark advice from trademark lawyers across the world.Copyright (C) 2008-20095International Trademark Infringement / IP rights?<table border="0" width="100%"><tr><td width="42"><a href=""><img src="" border="Question & Answers" /></a></td><td><div><a href="" style="color:#333;"><span style="font-size:14px; font-weight:bold; color:#333;">International Trademark Infringement / IP rights?</span></a></div><div style="font-size:11px;"> - &nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px; font-style:italic;">posted on 11/11/2009</span></div><div style="padding-top:6px; font-size:11px;">I launched a website about a year ago selling one single product (for exemple: photo books).<br />A bigger company located in the UK sent me a letter (from the CEO, no attorneys yet) stating that they own the Intellectual Property rights of this product.<br />They have been in business many years before me and have partnerships with big US websites. They state owning the IP rights, Copyright, general goodwill, visual effect and use of the term &quot;PhotoBooks&quot;. After checking, I do see a &quot;TM&quot; next to the word &quot;PhotoBooks&quot; on their packaging.<br /><br />My .COM domain name contains the word &quot;PhotoBooks&quot;.<br /><br />They are asking me to show good and valid reasons why my business is not in contravention with their rights or confirm in writing that I will cease my activity.<br /><br />While I am anxious to avoid a conflict, I would like to know where I can check the validity of their IP rights / TM as I couldn&#039;t find anything under their company on the internet.<br />Furthermore, would it be sufficient if I only changed my .COM name and remove the word &quot;PhotoBooks&quot; from all my website pages?<br />What if I just put a space in between, like &quot;photo books&quot; instead of &quot;photobooks&quot;?<br /><br />This is a small home based business and it is just started to show some activity.<br />What do I risk?<br />Please, any information would be greatly appreciated.<br />Thank you in advance,<br />JeanR &nbsp;&nbsp;<span style="font-size:11px;"><a href="" style="font-style:normal;">Read More <img src="" alt="Answer this question" /></a>&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="" style="font-style:normal;">Answer <img src="" alt="Answer this question" /></a></span></div></td></tr></table>