Law Enforcement Liaison
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” products pose a significant threat to consumers’ safety, by unsuspectingly putting their health in jeopardy each time they use counterfeited products.
Counterfeit alcoholic beverages, food products electronic goods or travel in automobiles and aircraft maintained with substandard counterfeit parts continue to be a huge risk to consumers and the brand owners’ reputation.
Working alongside and liaising with Law enforcement authorities in the UAE, including Police, Customs, Economic Development Departments and Municipalities is critical for the safe removal of counterfeit products from the market.
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.
“Our intelligence gathering and international law enforcement liaison will equip clients with the reliable evidence packages they require to take further legal action.”
TenIntelligence works closely with the Dubai Criminal Investigation Department, who were tipped off with the location of a large villa in Dubai purported to be storing and selling counterfeit luxury designer handbags, clothing, jewellery, shoes etc.
Our Team was requested to assist the CID officers to conduct a visit to the premises to understand the layout of the property together with the quantity and types of brands on offer.
Having met with the tenant of the property we provided the necessary information to the brand holders and Dubai CID allowing them to conduct a successful raid against the target.
A total of 350,000 dirhams (£60,000) worth of counterfeit goods were confiscated, including some well-known fashion brands.