The world of anti-counterfeiting is comprised of a massive collage of vendors, crooks and lawyers. The anonymity and unlimited worldwide customer base that the Internet provides has made Cyberspace the epicenter of the anti-counterfeiting industry. Just as there is a black market offering illicit goods in the physical world, there is a larger one in the virtual world. In the world we live, commerce is more likely to be done online than at a brick and mortar store. The average person wants to be seen wearing the brand name items you are selling. As a result, your mark will be seen on millions whether it is fake or real. From Guangzhou to Los Angeles, your goods have been copied and sold a million times over 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 thoroughly knows anti-counterfeiting.
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 and 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 the above cases and countless others. A LitPak® is a report featuring written information and backup documentation relating to findings in connection with private investigative services. Years ago, the term LitPak® was borne of the massive need for the invention of a “litigation packet” to make our clients’ court submissions easier. 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.
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.