Armin Ghiam

Armin Ghiam

Armin Ghiam is a partner in Hunton Andrews Kurth’s Intellectual Property group in the firm’s New York office. With an international background in law, finance, and technology, he assists clients with litigation, prosecution, counseling and transactions involving patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He can be reached at +1 (212) 908-6207 or

Stop Using My Trademark, Part 2: The Cease and Desist Letter

This article is the second in a two-part series identifying potential benefits and drawbacks to consider when deciding whether to use a cease and desist (C&D) letter in an overall trademark enforcement strategy. In the first installment, we introduced C&D letters and their potential benefits. Here, we discuss the potential drawbacks of using trademark C&D…

Stop Using My Trademark, Part 1: The Cease and Desist Letter

If you've become aware of someone using your trademark, should you send them a cease and desist letter? In a developing trend towards litigation, trademark attorneys have recently been foregoing the use of cease and desist letters previously considered routine. Instead, as their opening move to enforce a client’s trademark rights, they often immediately file…