Why choose our Anti-counterfeiting and Anti-piracy lawyers?Steps can be taken to identify the manufacturers, importers, distributors, sellers, re-sellers and purchasers of counterfeit or pirated goods and appropriate legal action taken.
In addition to our experience dealing with traditional trade routes, we also advise on online anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy protection. This includes the use of technology to monitor the internet and identify online sales of counterfeit or pirated goods as well as infringing content; locate sellers and supply chains; and identify jurisdictions and procedures for enforcement action.
Counterfeiting and piracy is a global problem. The digital age has brought with it many challenges and seemingly knows no boundaries. We work with a close network of international specialists advising on issues relating to their jurisdictions and together offer a truly global solution.
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.