Anti-Counterfeiting Lawyers in Miami, FL
As counterfeiting operations have become more efficient and more prolific in recent years, product-based companies have faced increasing challenges in maintaining control of their brands. Today, these companies need to have comprehensive brand monitoring programs in place, and they need to be prepared to monitor and enforce their trademarks and copyrights domestically and abroad.
Combatting counterfeiting is a multi-faceted process that requires in-depth knowledge not only of intellectual property law, but also of criminal law, import and export law, and federal law enforcement procedures. In any given day, a single company’s anti-counterfeiting efforts could include sending cease-and-desist letters, contacting U.S. Customs and Border Protection, working with federal law enforcement officers and prosecutors, and seeking civil remedies in court – and this is just in the United States alone.
Miami, FL Attorneys for Comprehensive and Aggressive Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts
Our firm’s anti-counterfeiting practice involves working with clients around the country to protect their profits and maintain control of their brand identities. We work with companies of all sizes and in all industries, and we have the attorneys and resources necessary to combat counterfeiting and piracy in the United States and across the globe. If your company is losing money to counterfeiting, we can take all legal action necessary to ensure that your company’s brands are secure.
Our anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy services include:
- Border Protection – Our attorneys work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to stop the importation of counterfeit goods. This involves registering trademarks and copyrights with the agency and working with agents to seize goods that are flagged as counterfeit during inspections and investigations.
- Civil Seizures – Counterfeit goods are subject to civil seizure. In addition to working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct seizures of counterfeit goods that have been unlawfully imported into the United States, our attorneys also work with other domestic authorities and file lawsuits in federal court to secure seizure of counterfeit products on behalf of our clients.
- Undercover Investigations – When a source of counterfeit goods has been identified, gathering as much information about the source as possible helps to maximize the chances of successful legal action. We have significant experience conducting and overseeing undercover investigations in furtherance of anti-counterfeiting efforts.
- Law Enforcement – In addition to justifying civil action, counterfeiting and piracy are also criminal offenses. When appropriate, we work with federal law enforcement agencies to conduct large-scale investigations, pursue indictments, and seek criminal convictions in court.
As with other intellectual property infringement and enforcement matters, when dealing with counterfeit products acting quickly not only gives you the best chance to secure a favorable resolution, but it can also be critical to preserving your exclusive rights. To learn more about what we can do to help, please contact us today.
Contact Peretz Chesal & Herrmann, P.L.
If you need to speak with an attorney about taking legal action against counterfeiting or piracy, we encourage you to contact us for a confidential initial consultation. To schedule an appointment, call 305-341-3000 or request an appointment online now.