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Counteraction to manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit products

Counteraction to manufacturing of counterfeit products, as well as their import, distribution, wholesale and retail – is core of our business. We succeeded a lot in stopping counterfeiting in different industries, such as: pharmaceutical, foodstuff, tobacco products, perfumes, sport apparel and footwear, crop protection, household goods and many others. Knowledge of industry specifics enables us to react immediately with right strategy and action plan to stop counterfeit product infiltrate the consumer market.

Such plans usually contain the following measures: Anti-counterfeiting

  • monitoring the consumer market to spot counterfeits and measure the illicit product incidence;
  • analysis of samples of counterfeit product for its specific fingerprints, possible origin and intended market of sale;
  • analysis to determine possible origination of equipment, raw materials and counterfeit packaging;
  • determining the geography and channels of the illegal import;
  • investigation into transportation channels and the counterfeit supply chain;
  • understanding who is the consumer of the product;
  • prepare materials for submission to appropriate law enforcement agencies;
  • submission materials to law enforcement agencies and monitoring the case in court;
  • destruction of counterfeit goods as well as equipment and materials used for their manufacturing.

Taking into account that Ukrainian legislation provides for administrative and criminal liability for manufacturing, import or sale of counterfeit products we cooperate with law enforcement agencies.

At trademark owner's authorization and request we provide corresponding materials to law enforcement agencies for actions to be taken in accordance with respective legislation. We continue monitoring the case until the court decision and when law allows assist authorities in destruction of counterfeit products and equipment, as well as counterfeit packaging used for their manufacturing.


Services related to obtaining and enforcement of intellectual property rights

Intellectual PropertyWe provide full range of services on obtaining and enforcement of rights for intellectual property objects (brand protection). This services include the following:

  • conducting due diligence of client's intellectual property objects in order to to evaluate risks in the process of obtaining and further use of the rights;
  • monitoring the registration of trademarks, inventions,utility models, commercial designs, topologies of  integrated circuits, geographical indications, plant breeders’ rights, copyrights (including software, works in literature and art) and related rights in Ukraine;
  • development and registration of agreements on delegation of intellectual property rights in Ukraine;
  • obtaining IP rights in other countries.

In order to protect client's IP rights we offer assistance in the following:

  • pre-trial settlement of disputes;
  • administrative and judicial protection of IP rights in disputes that emerge in the course of obtaining, acquisition and use of rights for intellectual property objects;
  • resolving problems related to use of trademarks in Internet, measures to stop delegation of domain names that are registered with violations of third parties’s rights for trademarks.

Business security

Our company provides the following services:business security

  • comprehensive audit of the security system of the company;
  • consulting on business security issues (security, personnel and economic issues);
  • due diligence of counter agents, potential business partners, investors, top managers;
  • check of personnel for compliance to the company policy and confidentiality of information and commercial data protection;
  • internal investigations and checks;
  • analysis on concluding the commercial agrements;
  • Control purchases and «mystery shopping» programs.

Consulting services on law-enforcement practice and development of the Ukrainian legislation

economic developmentThe leadership of our company is recognised experts in the area of intellectual property rights protection. They possess extensive knowledge and experience in the sphere of enforcement of different parts of the Ukrainian IPR legislation during development of the Ukrainian market.

In the current conditions of the rapid growth of international trade and information technologies, we are monitoring world’s trends; participate in international events, share experience with our colleagues abroad, in order to be alert for the new challenges that bring manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit products.

We take part in advisory bodies of the Ukrainian Government and the legislature, industry and international business associations in order to contribute to the development of the Ukrainian legislation to the European standards.