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Anti-counterfeiting and Anti-piracy Services

While counterfeiting and piracy cannot be eradicated, the greatest deterrent to infringers is a pro-active anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy strategy. Our team is unrivalled in designing and implementing strategies to prevent counterfeiting and piracy. We work in conjunction with our clients, specialist investigators and government agencies to achieve a cost-effective and co-ordinated resolution.

Notable deals and highlights

  • The team worked with a major multinational technology corporation, for whom we record their intellectual property rights with Customs authorities throughout Europe, to ensure counterfeit goods were seized in all EEA Member States. We also liaised with HM Revenue & Customs in England and Wales to ensure the seizure of counterfeit and pirated products.
  • We assisted a global mobile phone manufacturer on the development and implementation of an enforcement programme to prevent the supply and sale of counterfeit and pirate accessories. We liaised with HM Revenue & Customs  and Trading Standards and took action against vendors throughout the supply chain. We identified a number of manufacturers in the Far East, allowing enforcement measures to be taken in the relevant jurisdictions.
  • We acted in the High Court for a British multinational automotive company in relation to counterfeit car badging and lettering.
  • We worked with a leading computer games developer in the seizure and destruction of counterfeit products, including the recordal of Customs Notices.