In this issue of PI Magazine, we are pleased to feature Randy and Tamara Rabenold, owners of Vaudra International, located in Huntersville, North Carolina. The company name originated from the French verb, “valoir,” meaning, “to be worth.”
Tamara Rabenold, president and CEO of international intellectual property investigations company Vaudra International, explains how she found her passion for IP investigations
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.
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 of its core duties. The IPR Center also boasts its “productive partnerships with public and private sectors”
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 about protecting its intellectual property. The second is civil enforcement, wherein a