Important Role Social Media Plays in Online Investigations

Social media networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Foursquare have large amounts of information that are publicly accessible and fair game for a private investigator.Facebook alone has over one billions users. Twitter boasts over 575 million users with LinkedIn weighing in at more than 200 million users. Chances are high that your...

The Fight Against Counterfeiting – A Global Problem

Counterfeiting is a global problem. The value of counterfeiting is estimated by the OECD to be $250 billion per year. In addition to the  considerable economic impact, counterfeits - such as for drugs, food fraud and liquor - can have serious health consequences.Counterfeit ClothingCounterfeit clothing  is extremely difficult to combat, especially since the quality of the...

How Can Counterfeiting Hurt Your Brand?

They say that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. When it comes to brands, however, the intentions of counterfeiters are always less than noble and brand owners should be ready to protect their property.Counterfeiting is an infringement of the legal rights of an owner of intellectual property. Counterfeiters manufacture products and sell...

Reasons for Attending the World’s Largest Trademark Event

“If you’re not there… you’re not serious about trademarks!” – AttendeeThe International Trademark Association (INTA) is having their 135th Annual meeting in Dallas, Texas from May 4 to 8, 2013. This much-anticipated event includes five days of trademark education and networking.Let’s get down to the brass tax. What’s INTA? Should you attend this event?INTA is...