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Dispute regarding Infringement of copyright--- I have been

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Dispute regarding Infringement of copyright--- I have been accused of copying a piece of jewellery (silver bangle) I am a small retail jeweller. I have never sold or copyed such Items. I have received a letter from a solicitor and a undertaking wich is very severe
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Joshua replied 4 years ago.

Josh-2010 :

Thanks for your question. Please kindly RATE my answer when you are satisfied

Josh-2010 :

Have they sent you evidence of the item you are alleged to have copied please?

Josh-2010 :

If so do you agree it is the same as the item you created?

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

I did not sell the Item . I told here to go to an artisan jewellery maker, she did ,he made the bangle of a picture. she complemented me on facebook

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

They have sent a photo of the bangle, they make and it is similar to thers

Josh-2010 :

Thanks. "I told here to go to an artisan jewellery maker, she did ,he made the bangle of a picture. she complemented me on facebook" Who are the individuals you refer to here please?

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

customers who came into my shop

Josh-2010 :

Thanks. So is it you that has been accused of copying or one of your customers?

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

It is me accused of copying and making the bangle

Josh-2010 :

Thanks. From what you say you did not make it but someone else did?

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

Yes , it was made by someone else ,a friend (artisan jeweller) of a brocher

Josh-2010 :

I see. On that basis you cannot possibly be liable for breach of copyright any you need not even concern yourself with or address whether a breach of copyright has taken place.

Josh-2010 :

Would you like me to draft a letter for you to consider using or adapting for a response?

JACUSTOMER-05jb2hjq- :

Yes please

Josh-2010 :

Certainly....

Josh-2010 :

[DATE]
Dear Sirs
RE: [REFERENCE]
Thank you for your letter dated [DATE] the contents of which I am surprised to note.

I have neither made nor sold an item of jewelry matching the description to which you refer and I would respectfully suggest you have addressed your letter to the wrong individual.

Accordingly I deny any indebtedness to your client and and breach of inter alia the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 nor under any other common law or other statutory provision.

I would respectfully suggest you reconsider your position and checking the facts of your clients case carefully and consider readdressing your letter to the correct individual concerned.

I should be grateful to receive your confirmation that your letter has been sent in error and that we may consider the matter between us settled.

Yours

Josh-2010 :

Does the above answer all your questions or is there anything I can clarify or help with any further?

Josh-2010 :

If you have no further questions for now I should be very grateful if you would kindly take a moment to rate my service to you today. Your feedback is important to me. If there is anything else I can help with though please reply back to me though.

Expert:  Joshua replied 4 years ago.
Hellow. I understand you were having difficulties with viewing the chat window. My apologies for any inconvenience experienced - I have switched to a different format. Are you able to read the above?

Plese let me know if there is anything you would like me to repost?

Does the above answer all your questions or is there anything I can clarify or help with any further?
Expert:  Joshua replied 4 years ago.
If you have no further questions for now I should be very grateful if you would kindly take a moment to rate my service to you today. Your feedback is important to me. If there is anything else I can help with though please reply back to me though.