The anonymity and unlimited worldwide customer base that the Internet provides has made Cyberspace the epicenter of the counterfeit goods industry. Just as there is a black market offering illicit goods in the physical world, there is an even larger black market in the virtual world. In the world we currently live in, commerce is more likely to be done online than in the physical world at a brick and mortar store. This means that, if your suspect has a brick and mortar presence, they are likely to be selling online. If the subject has no online presence, they are either a small player, or a large player with wholesale ambitions and/or capabilities. Either way, we can give you the proper anti counterfeiting assessment. The average person wants to be seen wearing the fashion items you are selling. So, whether it is fake or real, your mark will be seen on millions. From Guangzhou to Los Angeles, your goods have been copied and sold by unauthorized parties. No matter what other facts exist, if your fashion brand is selling, someone is knocking you off.
Because of this, you need to consult with someone who knows how to assist properly. While operating the world’s first online anti counterfeiting enforcement program, we played an integral part in many landmark cases. Our anti counterfeiting investigations led authorities to shutting down the world’s largest spam ring in 2009 which led to the arrest and conviction of Oleg Nikolaenko aka the “King of Spam”. We were also the first to begin linking counterfeit websites by their online analytics tracking tools (Chanel v. Dror Krispin). We were the investigation firm used in the first ever successful lawsuit against and internet service provider (ISP) for contributory counterfeiting (Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc). Our year-long undercover investigation was the basis of the first-ever online marketplace to be held liable for contributory counterfeiting (Chloe v. Tradekey).
Our world-famous LitPak® has been key to many of these cases. A LitPak® is a report featuring written information and backup documentation relating to findings in connection with private investigative services. In the early 2000′s we realized how much documentation we had been compiling for our clients in our numerous Internet anti counterfeiting cases. We compiled the data using Portable Document Format (PDF) technology and presented a report with the backup documents assembled into one convenient electronic file. The term LitPak® was borne of the massive need for the invention of a “litigation packet” to make our clients’ lives easier. Beginning this practice in 2001, we believe we were one of the first investigative firms providing our reports electronically as our primary format. This would not only count us among the most innovative investigative agencies, but environmentally conscious as well. We were the first to bring you the Proxy Buy™ in the 1990s and we revolutionized the system in the 2000s.
No matter the online mystery, we have the expertise to put together all of the pieces in a way that a judge and jury can understand. Our ability to profile, identify and locate the online offender, then piece together their entire network is unparalleled. We are experienced not only in investigations & case presentation, but also writing & proofing declarations, depositions and testimony.
We are the elite choice and trusted by the world’s top companies in the area of anti counterfeiting.