The anonymity and unlimited worldwide customer base that the Internet provides has made Cyberspace the epicenter of counterfeiting and piracy. From Guangzhou to Los Angeles, your goods have been copied and sold by unauthorized parties. If your brand is selling, someone is ripping you off.
While operating the world’s first counterfeiting and piracy enforcement program, we played an integral part in many landmark cases. Our counterfeiting and piracy 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 LitPak® has been key to many of these cases which is a report featuring written information and backup documentation relating to findings in connection with our services. In the early 2000′s term LitPak® was borne of the massive need for the invention of a “litigation packet” to make our clients’ lives easier. Our unique trademarked LitPak® which has been tested 100% effective in hundreds of court cases including: Chanel, Inc. et al v. Dror Krispin, Louis Vuitton Malletier, S.A. v. Akanoc Solutions, Inc. et al, Chloe, S.A.S v. Tradekey, LLC et al.
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.
Blockbuster movies and indie films alike are streamed legally in venues online in more volume than expected even a decade ago. Cinephiles are rejoicing. The creators of the content, though, have a different tale to tell. For the first time ever, in 2014, online streaming content became profitable for major film and television studios. Netflix and Amazon won Golden Globe Awards. Along with Hulu, Netflix and Amazon saw shareholder gains in this area. Companies like Maker Studios and Fullscreen have been purchased by major companies for hundreds of millions of dollars. While half of the world fights over which tech startup will be the next big thing, there are thousands of content owners creating amazing content. Without this content, none of the other companies would have a reason to exist.
Now that this content is so valuable, the outlook of pirated content online has changed from being a nuisance to actual competition for market share. Some of these folks are mere viewers to be converted to customers and some are criminals who gain to profit from others’ viewing and clicking on their malicious ads.
There is no investigation firm in the world that has our expertise in investigating all aspects of e-commerce including marketplaces, social media, gaming, web developers, ad networks, spammers, wholesale distributors, software coders, manufacturers, search engine optimization specialists and hackers. Our knowledge is deep and our network is the most sophisticated of its kind.
If your case is ever expected to see the light of day in Federal Court, we are your only logical choice.