Criminal Enforcement of trademark counterfeiting and piracy violations is one of the most effective tools available to brand owners. It is, however, an area that can be complicated and must be taken extremely seriously. It is very important that when a brand owner decides to pursue a case through law enforcement and seek prosecution that the brand owner is committed to supporting law enforcement through the entire case and prosecution.
Another crucial aspect for any brand owner that is considering to pursue a case criminally is that they only utilize the services of trained Intellectual Property investigators who have verifiable experience in handling trademark counterfeiting cases in the criminal arena. There are a very limited number of qualified experts in the United States that are truly qualified to investigate these cases.
The IC Team has assisted law enforcement agencies throughout the United States with thousands of arrests and successful prosecutions, both federally and at the state level. Our team has assisted the FBI, Homeland Security Investigations, the NYPD, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the LAPD, Customs and Border Protection, the FDA, the Phoenix PD, the San Diego PD, the Beaverton PD, the Sacramento PD and countless other agencies in their fight to address IP Crimes.
Our team is called upon on a daily basis to assist law enforcement with their brand protection efforts. We pride ourselves on the reputation we have earned with the entire law enforcement community. The photographs below depict actual law enforcement actions the IC team has assisted with: