IP Theft Investigation Article Published in PI Magazine

The July/August, 2017, issue of PI Magazine includes a feature article written by our own IP Investigations Specialist, Ron Alvarez, titled, “Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft.” The article takes a broad look at the IP theft problem from defining IP; explaining the magnitude of this global phenomenon; giving a counterfeit case study; providing some statistics on the China…

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IP Fiction Story: Know Your Internet Presence

By Ron Alvarez Katherine couldn’t fall back to sleep. She rose out of bed slowly, careful not to wake her husband and four-month old baby boy. She put on her slippers, and eased her way through the narrow hallway of their tiny apartment to the living room, softly stepped over the area rug, into the…

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Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Counterfeiting Study (2016)

On June 20, 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) released a study titled, “Measuring the Magnitude of Global Counterfeiting: Creation of a Contemporary Global Measure of Physical Counterfeiting.” Here is a sample of the study’s statistics: 86% of global physical trade-related counterfeiting is linked to China and Hong Kong (China…

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