I have an LLC and developed a copyrighted program that I sell online. I frequently enter in various terms online and see how I'm doing in the search results vs. my competitors.
All of a sudden, I am seeing that a new competitor has appeared. I looked on the competitor's website and see that the competitor's program has some similarities to mine- and mine is copyrighted. Not good.
I'm a lawyer, and I know that the lawyerly "cease and desist" letters don't really work. I am looking to get out of my business and sell it for a small amount, as I have a full-time job that takes all of my time and is more profitable.
Any tips on how to approach the competitor? "I see that you're new in the marketplace- let's work out something together- FYI I have a copyright..."?
Also, I know that you can't approach other competitors and coordinate any response to the new competitor, but I know that my other competitors must not like this either.