Forgive me if this has already been covered...I couldn`t find an answer anywhere.
In February, I applied for a trademark on a phrase that I am putting onto t-shirts and selling. I`ve since noticed several other people selling this same phrase on t-shirts. Even though my trademark is only in "application" status, do I have any legal rights to get these people to cease their marketing and sales??
Even if not, do you think a firmly worded letter threatening legal action would work? Has anyone experienced this kind of thing?