Anticounterfeiting

Anti-counterfeiting and counterfeiting is an escalating threat to brand owners in the world economy. Harness Dickey knows what it takes to defeat counterfeiters. We execute proven legal tactics and enforcement actions when it comes to worldwide brand protection. Whether our client is a small domestic company or a large international corporation, we work tirelessly to protect our client’s brands from counterfeiters.

Counterfeit goods are everywhere, in both mature and emerging markets on a global scale. In view of the fact that counterfeiting is international in scope, our team has the tools to locate and aggressively go after the manufacturers and marketers of counterfeit products. We maintain a long track record of working with law enforcement agencies and investigators on an international scale.

The Internet is the catalyst for the distribution of counterfeit products. Harness Dickey is familiar with the myriad of take-down procedures, and how to use them to quickly remove infringing material from the Internet.

Harness Dickey works productively with U.S. and International Customs and law enforcement to participate in international investigations and assists with raids on counterfeiters. Our anti-counterfeiting efforts are not just in the U.S. We have initiated counterfeiting investigations in China, Hong Kong, Europe, South America and India. We have successfully interacted with global Customs and law enforcement to protect our client’s products against counterfeiters.

Our team aggressively goes after counterfeiters in court. We have sued many infringers and counterfeiters in the United States and abroad, and achieved consistently positive financial outcomes and settlements as a result of our advocacy. We are also well-known for frequently reaching amicable and voluntary resolutions that do not require litigation. We take pride in quickly concluding matters in a cost efficient manner and without protracted litigation when possible.

We remain on the frontier of evolving tactics for infringement and counterfeit enforcement worldwide. Several of our attorneys are active members of the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC) and International Trademark Association (INTA).

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