For a start, we sent requests to 19 sellers to stop selling my design and to pay me a small compensation.
Of those 19 sellers:
- 18 sellers removed all the listings with my design, 1 of the sellers is still selling it.
- 7 sellers decided to pay the compensation, which means that the matter is settled with them, and we will not sue them.
- 12 sellers need to be sued, and we will start filing lawsuits in January. I expect I will have a lot to write about. It will take 2 to 4 years to win compensation in court, but that’s ok, I am prepared for that.
In the meantime, we found others selling my design, and we will send requests to them in January.
Also, under the previous post, someone asked me whether I can really prove that the design is mine. Yes, I can prove it, this is not going to be a problem in court.
Another possible issue would be that the sellers might claim in court that I have no proof that they had been selling my design at all. I am prepared for that too. Before my lawyer sent the requests, I had asked a notary public to authenticate the print outs of the websites where my design was sold.
I will write more as the situation develops.