The Perils of Using Chinese Contract Investigators

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com One of the essential strategies used by brand holders to acquire information about the promoters behind the counterfeiting of their IP is to seek out the assistance of reliable local contract investigators. The application of this approach, however, is particularly challenging in certain parts of China. Systemic Fraud According to…

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IP Networking and Zero Tolerance

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com In a prior post titled, “Assessment of Jurisdictional Public and Private IP Crime Resources,” I said, “One basic complication to assessing an IP holder’s security risks, and activating strategies to address those risks will, in part, depend on the IP protection laws and the force behind the jurisdictional (foreign and…

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China to Australia Counterfeit Auto Parts Connection

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com It was widely reported in late May that Chinese authorities conducted a raid in the Guangzhou region, and seized 33,000 fake Toyota auto parts bound for Australia, as well as 55,000 bogus Toyota boxes. According to news reports, Australian undercover operatives entered the facilities of two independent distributors of Toyota…

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What IP Brand Owners Seek from an IP Private Investigator

* Previously posted on IPPIBlog.com The following extract is recommendations made to IP rights/brand holders to consider in utilizing and selecting private investigators to assist them in investigating and protecting their IP. This extract was pulled from the U.S. Department of Commerce, Global Intellectual Property Center (GIPC) Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement Manual: A Practical…

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