Intellectual Property (IP) also known as Piracy, has become one of the most important and sought-after commodities by all nations of the world. IP theft has grown considerably in recent years resulting in vast economic losses. Experts estimate that product counterfeiting has a global economic impact of over $500 billion per year. Many terrorist groups use the proceeds from the sale of counterfeits to fund their global operations, and governments lose billions in tax revenue, jobs and investment capital from foreign nationals.
DVD’s, CD’s, Computer Software and recognizable brand name clothing are just a few products illegally manufactured everyday. We conduct undercover field investigations to identify product counterfeiting operations and other unauthorized activities at the manufacturing, distribution, and retail levels. Our investigators maintain a vast network of informants and law enforcement resources, to identify offenders, organized criminal enterprises and trends in the marketplace. Pinpoint focuses on civil or criminal investigations and seizures, but also employs remedies, using in-house and outside counsel.
We work with the client’s Loss Prevention staff, licensees, vendors and business partners to analyze your markets, issues and opportunities and custom design an effective performance-driven solution within your budget. We invite each client to be involved in the process but it is purely at their discretion. Finally, Pinpoint can assist as an expert in complex intellectual property crimes to include theft of trade secrets, unfair competition and violation of employment agreements by persons with technical knowledge.