Letter of claim—copyright infringement
Letter of claim—copyright infringement

The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Letter of claim—copyright infringement
  • [Name of client]
  • The copyright work(s)
  • Acts of infringement
  • Next steps
  • The Schedule

Letter of claim

[Alleged infringer’s name and address]


Dear [insert organisation name]

Copyright infringement: [Name and description of copyright works]

We are writing on behalf of [name of client] of [address]. We are writing to you about your activities and actions, which amount to an infringement of our client’s copyright.

[Name of client]

[Name of client] operates in [describe: the industry of operation, what the copyright owner does; who in the company produces the copyright works, if relevant how they are employed and what the copyright work is. Define or give the name of the copyright work]. [Insert name of client] is the [owner OR assignee OR exclusive licensee] of copyright in the copyright work, a copy of which is [enclosed for your attention OR available for inspection on request at the our offices]. [In accordance with section 11(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA 1988), our client owns the copyright subsisting in the copyright work because it is the employer of the person who produced the copyright work.]

The copyright work(s)

Our client’s copyright works are protected by law as original [literary AND/OR artistic] works under section [3(1) AND/OR 4(1)] of the CDPA 1988.