Protecting your image, brand and reputation is an integral part of the success of a business. Your intellectual property can be at risk from those individuals and companies who look to bypass this reputation by taking your ideas, trademarks, products and services.
A brand is built upon consumer trust and loyalty. Counterfeiters diminish the reputation of your brand by using substandard materials and workmanship. These counterfeits are potentially hazardous for the consumer.
Our intelligence gathering and international law enforcement liaison will equip clients with the reliable evidence packages they require to take further legal action.
Working alongside and liaising with Law enforcement authorities in the UAE, including Police, Customs, Economic Development Departments and Municipalities is critical for the safe removal of counterfeit products from the market. Our team provides evidence for these government authorities to act and we often assist them on conducting anti-counterfeiting raids on the targets we identify.
Proactive searches for online and physical trademark infringement in the UAE and META regions. Once an infringement has been identified, our team will build a profile of the company or individual to assist in identifying the source of the infringer. Meeting with the trader/infringer is performed as part of this process.
The information and evidence gathered from our covert market survey programmes, equips our clients with the reliable evidence packages they require to take further legal action against counterfeiters and trademark infringers.
Controlled test or trap purchases are often the best way to collect evidence that a trader is selling counterfeit products. Our team prepares evidence reports which include the name of the target, the known quantities that are involved and provide photographs of the products, its packaging and labels enabling our clients to take action with the authorities if required.
Checking the validity of new trademark, domain or brand name without performing due diligence into the name, jurisdiction and culture is often overlooked. This can cause embarrassment and even litigation risks from other third parties who have already filed or use the trademark. Our team performs in-use investigations and domain name investigations as part of the IP due diligence process.
Our Team has local knowledge, extensive experience and access to various networks in the UAE which facilitates our evidence gathering and research.