Counterfeit Investigation – IT Equipment

Counterfeit Investigation - IT Equipment

A US computer networking company was supplied with that a company in Dubai was purporting to sell counterfeit networking equipment to both the local and international market.

Our consultants formed a rapport with the company and organised a meeting at their offices to arrange for the payment and collection of some products and during the meeting it was made apparent that the company had a further sister concern located in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

The sample purchases were sent to Europe and verified as both counterfeit and illegally upgraded products.

With this confirmation we liaised with Dubai CID, prepared and submitted a complaint (in order to get approval from the Dubai Courts and from Jebel Ali Free Zone Customs to conduct the raids) and arranged to attend simultaneous raids at both locations in Dubai and the Jebel Ali Free Zone.

On this occasion owing to the verification process required for the networking products an expert from Europe was given permission to verify the products on site, enabling Dubai CID to make necessary arrests with the products confiscated immediately.

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