Examples of Our Work
Although sanitized of identifying details, these case studies correspond with real investigations that we conducted on behalf of our clients. While every case is unique, we are confident in our abilities to provide tangible results in accordance with your objectives. These examples illustrate what is possible when partnering with Vaudra International to support your IP and brand protection efforts. Contact us to discuss further or to learn more about our experience relevant to what you are facing.
Client’s Challenge: Based on evidence from retail purchases, a U.S. wholesaler was suspected of offering counterfeit products. Our tasks were to determine if the wholesaler currently had counterfeit products and if so, secure the evidence needed to execute an ex parte...
Client's Challenge: Anonymously obtain a domain name for a well-known Politician running for political office within a set budget and timeframe. Vaudra's Solution: Utilizing our distinct approach, we contacted the current domain owner and negotiated the...
Client’s Challenge: A client received a call from an employee who was on vacation in Massachusetts. The employee had just spied a teenager wearing a shirt displaying an infringement on the company’s trademark with a Nantucket touristy twist. Upon inspecting a picture...
Client’s Challenge: The French counterpart of a global company based in the U.S. was contacted by a domain owner wanting to sell the “.fr” extension of the brand’s domain (as opposed to the “.com” extension used by the brand state-side). Our client (the U.S. company),...
Client’s Challenge: Unknown persons or entities were selling a variety of caps & hats at a local flea market that infringed upon the client’s trademarks. The origin of the infringing products and identification of the company supplying the flea market vendor was...
For brands manufacturing product overseas, it is not uncommon for stock lots to make their way into the wholesale market. In any production run, there may be excess product made over and above what was specified in the Purchase Order (PO) from the brand. If the...
When acquiring any intellectual property, whether domain, trademark or patent, it is critical that it be obtained without any conditions placed by the seller that would limit its future use. While not divulging the identity of the true interested party, we are...
Client’s Challenge: Vaudra located a seller utilizing social media and classified ad platforms to sell a variety of branded goods. The client was alerted to this seller’s activities, and authorized further investigation to potentially stop the counterfeit sales....
Client’s Challenge: The client suspected that counterfeiters were selling knock-offs of its products at an industry tradeshow, but did not know the counterfeiters’ identity or full modus operandi. Vaudra’s Solution: Vaudra attended the tradeshow, walked the floor and...
According to our Clients
As investigators, one of our core values is protecting the confidentiality of our clients. Consequently, we have not identified our clients in these testimonials. We are willing to provide references upon request after first seeking our clients’ permission.
Vaudra has provided valuable skill and expertise in collecting hard evidence and proof to start legal proceedings. The most noteworthy aspect was the speed in which they were able to become operative from initial contact. They really know their work; I really appreciated that they asked for the right amount of background information (no more and no less) to deliver results. Definitely recommend.
Head of IP Department
Multinational company headquartered in Italy
We have been working with Vaudra for almost a decade and would never use another investigator. Their attention to detail and customer service are unparalleled. Moreover, the cost associated compared to the amount of work they do is relatively low.
IP & Corporate Counsel
Los Angeles, CA
Vaudra is dedicated to understanding your IP protection needs and chasing down every last bit of information required to help the IP owner make the right decision. Vaudra is also my go-to for Customs questions and training information. All brand owners would benefit from having Vaudra as a partner in IP enforcement.
Trademark & Copyright Counsel
The Vaudra team has been a complete pleasure to work with. They have consistently made themselves available for my concerns and questions. Vaudra’s dedication and knowledge to preventing fraudulent online sales has eliminated the counterfeits that I was facing on Amazon.
Director of Sales & Marketing
Manufacturer of woodworking tools
Headquartered in Western North Carolina
Vaudra is the best investigation firm in many ways – especially considering the ease of communication & adapting to our workflows. It is hard to find investigators who offer the white glove service that we provide to our clients, but Vaudra has it in spades.
Partner, Trademark/Copyright Litigation & Brand Enforcement
New York, NY