Brand & Intellectual Property
Counterfeiting and trademark infringements are serious Intellectual Property crimes that defraud consumers, threaten health and safety and violate the rights of trademark, patent, and copyright owners. “Fake” or “Forged” products pose a significant threat to consumers’ safety, by unsuspectingly putting their health in jeopardy each time they use counterfeited products.
Alcoholic beverages, food products, electronic goods, software, toys and luxury items, automobiles and aircraft parts maintained with substandard or counterfeit parts continue to be a huge risk to consumers and the brand owners’ reputation. Our team helps brand owners gather the evidence required to produce prosecution packages for private and criminal proceedings.
Our brand protection headquarters is based in Dubai, UAE, which gives us local knowledge when we are asked to help brand owners and clients with market surveys, test purchases and intellectual property due diligence research in the Middle East. Recent cases have involved working in the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
We provide the following brand protection services:
Controlled test or trap purchases are often the best way to collect evidence that a trader is selling counterfeit products.
Our team prepares evidence reports which include the name of the target, the known quantities that are involved and provide photographs of the products, its packaging and labels enabling our clients to take action with the authorities if required.
Our team provides evidence for these government authorities to act upon and we often assist them on conducting anti-counterfeiting raids on the targets we identify.
Checking the validity of new trademark, domain or brand name without performing due diligence into the name, jurisdiction and culture is often overlooked. This can cause embarrassment and even litigation risks from other third parties who have already filed or use the trademark.
Our team performs in-use investigations and domain name investigations as part of the IP due diligence process.