Intellectual Property infringement can have an effect on the profitability, reputation and brand of the company or organisation. Desktop work is not always enough. When evidence is needed to lawfully prove infringement, even within a tight time constraint: We can produce that evidence.
At Expert Investigations we have 17 years’ experience investigating Intellectual Property infringement. Unlike many IP investigators, we will prove an IP infringement by conducting test purchases, visiting locations and establishing an identity posing as a customer supplier or other interested party. This will be supported by data research and other investigative methods. We are one of the few organisations equipped to supply this full service capability.
All of our evidence is gathered on covert recording devices putting you in the strongest position. Visiting a fast-food takeaway that has copied well-known established international logos, or visiting independent stores that have garments with counterfeit branded labels or sitting with a web designer who has stolen and copied their employer’s designs passing them off as their own, are examples of what we investigate nationally for our legal clients.
Consider the IP infringement that can have catastrophic consequences such as false garments including fancy dress that failed to meet our UK safety standards. During previous investigations we have identified suppliers, retail outlets and market traders that have been selling these items fringing the IP.