"Cease and Desist - Trademark Infringement" - My Question
I have a question;
In July 2020 I did a review of one MLM company (called Primerica).
A few days ago I have recieved and email where it was written that the article "was posted in direct violation of Primerica’s legal rights "
Here is the full email:
It has come to the attention of the Office of General Counsel of Primerica, Inc. (“Primerica”) that you authored and caused to be posted and hosted a writing on setaffiliatebusiness, a website operated you, that wholly incorporates the PRIMERICA word and logo mark in connection with the solicitation affiliate marketing prospects for commercial gain.
The writing in question (the “Article”) is currently hosted at setaffiliatebusiness /is-primerica-a-scam/. The Article was posted in direct violation of Primerica’s legal rights and in direct violation of multiple federal and state laws, both here and abroad.
The Article constitutes direct and obvious trademark infringement. In addition, the Article is defamatory, derogatory and/or misleading, and it is clear that the intention of these misrepresentations is to benefit of other businesses with which you are affiliated.
Accordingly, we demand that you and all persons and entities acting by, for, or in concert you with immediately terminate all infringement of Primerica’s trademark rights and that you and all persons and entities acting by, for, or in concert you immediately remove the article at issue, as well as any and all copies or variations of the Article and any and all other content that is similarly defamatory, misleading or disparaging toward Primerica and/or its affiliates.
If we are forced to initiate legal action, we will seek to recover, to the fullest extent, all profits, damages, and attorneys’ fees authorized by statute or otherwise.
Carla L. Montgomery
Assistant General Counsel
My questions is what am I supposed to do?
Should I really remove the article?
At the begginng of my article I have a disclaimer saying that:
Please note, I am not a member or an affiliate for Primerica. This review is based on research and information available online in the public domain.
Any recommendation and conclusions are only opinions and may not apply to all persons or situations.
Since the entire article is only my opnion, I am not sure what consequences there might be, concerning my person (business).
I did not call the company scam, I have includes also Pros and Cons, so in my opinion the article was objective.
What are your suggestions?
Thanks a lot in advance