Nike Counterfeiter Sentenced on Money Laundering Too

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com

Last month in an article published in the Portland News titled, “Man Who Trafficked Counterfeit Nike Shoes Sentenced in Multimillion-Dollar Fraud,” written by Maxine Bernstein, she reported that the Oregon U.S. Attorney announced the sentencing of an online (unauthorized) Nike sneakers entrepreneur for counterfeiting and money laundering.[1]

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China and Hong Kong Again Account for Lion’s Share of 2017 U.S. Seizures–No Surprise…But Still!

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com The U.S. Department of Homeland Security report on “Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics-Fiscal Year 2017, was recently released. The annual imagery of this color-coordinated info-graphic never fails to take my breath away. Link to the complete report: https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2018-Feb/trade-fy2017-ipr-seizures.pdf   Disclaimer: This blog is offered as a service to the professional IP community.…

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How Did the 9 Iranian IP Thieves Do It?

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com So, how sophisticated was the massive theft of IP by the 9 Iranians charged by the U.S. Department of Justice on Friday? Well, here is a quote from a recent New York Times report, “According to the indictment, the Iranians broke into universities through relatively simple but common means — tricking…

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Snapchat Employee Leaks–Potential Damage Chronically Misunderstood (Trade Secrets Protection)

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com A recent article published in a U.S. publication (The Daily Beast) titled “Cult-Like Language”; Snapchat Threatens Crackdown, Jailtime for Leakers”,[1] was a stark reminder to me of how little some employees understand about the sometimes severe consequences trade secrets infringement has on businesses, its employees, innovation, and the economy. It was…

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Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft

*Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com The July/August 2017 issue of PI Magazine contained an article I wrote titled, “Investigating Intellectual Property (IP) Theft. The article presents an overview of the IP Theft problem, case studies, and specifics examples of how private investigators can be of service to brand owners in the fight against IP crime. Please…

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