Many times, when people hear that a professional is specialized, they automatically assume that means their services are prohibitively expensive. That is not the case with the professionals at Vaudra. In fact, we’ve conducted market studies revealing the exact opposite. There are two reasons [...]
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Both civil and criminal prosecution of counterfeiters requires an ongoing partnership between private industry and public law enforcement agencies. Indeed, the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center acknowledges that vetting and adding value to investigations initiated by private industry is one [...]
A successful counterfeit investigation can yield a few desirable potential outcomes. One route is criminal prosecution and conviction of offenders. Criminal convictions not only take counterfeiters out of business but also send a strong message to deter would-be offenders that your brand is serious [...]
Part 2 of 5: Expertise There’s a reason why people call the fire department instead of the police when they spot a structure fire. Although police officers are trained in dealing with emergencies, they don’t necessarily have the focused skills & experience to battle [...]
How Brands Are Using Outsourced I.P. Investigators to Successfully Battle Counterfeiters Introduction: The Counterfeiting Conundrum There can be no doubt that counterfeiting is a global crisis. In fact, the International Chamber of Commerce predicts that by 2022, “counterfeiting will extract over $4 trillion from [...]
How conflicts of interest impact the work of a Private Investigator There are many variations on the definition of a “conflict of interest.” According to the Business Dictionary, a conflict of interest is “a situation that has the potential to undermine the impartiality of a [...]
Why specialized private investigators can make or break a counterfeiting prosecution Counterfeiting is one of those crimes every successful business fears. Trademark counterfeiting is particularly worrisome. The crime can take many different forms, but simply understood, it is the practice of affixing a company’s logo [...]