Counterfeit Products including imitation designer clothes, pirated movies, brand name knock offs, and fakes of well known products and packaging are rampant. The glut of counterfeit products of all types is recognized as one of the greatest threats to intellectual property rights worldwide. Counterfeit products negatively impact corporate profits and shareholder interests, especially in the U.S. entertainment, technology, and fashion industries.
The law firm of KunzlerIP has substantial experience in addressing the problem of counterfeit products, especially those produced in China. Our attorneys are thoroughly knowledgeable in international intellectual property law and Chinese commercial law. We can guide you in investigating and documenting the source of counterfeit products and aggressively pursuing all legal options to protect your trade name, copyright, patent or other intellectual property rights.
We can enforce your intellectual property rights within the United States, in foreign countries, and in trade through the U.S Customs and Border Patrol and the U.S. International Trade Commission. The U.S. International Trade Commission is particularly effective in stopping counterfeit products at the border. Online Auctions and Counterfeit Products
Many counterfeit goods are distributed through online auctions like eBay. Using these channels, a counterfeiter can easily sell goods around the world before intellectual property holders can stop the sales. At KunzlerIP we experienced in remedies that hold the counterfeiters, and those that abet them, responsible for theft of our clients’ intellectual property rights.
Anti-Counterfeit Products Legislation
If another company is knocking off your product, the law is very favorable to your position. You may be entitled to seek treble damages (three times your compensatory damages) as well as reasonable attorneys’ fees in an action against the producer, distributor, and/or retailer of the counterfeit products.
KunzlerIP is best choice for design companies, manufacturers and publishers whose profit margins and revenues are under pressure due to counterfeit products. Our IP trial lawyers have the experience and litigation skills to stop the authorized use of your intellectual property.