Cease and Desist Bieber Nation


Dear Bieber Nation:

We are trademark counsel for Justia Inc., the well-known free legal research resource service provider. Our client is the owner of the Justia service mark, which is protected by federal and state intellectual property laws, including the Lanham Act, and state common law and statute.

It has come to our attention that the teen pop sensations Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have infringed on our service mark by adopting the celebrity couple moniker “Justia,” following in the tradition of pop culture couples such as Brangelina and Bennifer.

We were alerted to this through careful analysis of our Twitter mentions:

At Justia, we take our intellectual property very seriously. We are careful not to tread on the rights of others, and we expect the same level of respect.

In light of this unauthorized use of Justia’s intellectual property, we must insist that you cease all use of the Justia service mark and remove the infringing content from Twitter immediately. If you do not remove the infringing material by 6:00 p.m. PST, Friday, April 1, 2011, we will assume you do not wish to resolve this matter amicably, and we will consider further action to protect Justia’s legal rights. We hope such action will not be necessary.

We have attached the complaint for your reference.