Why Private Investigators Should Drink Beer

“Beer, it’s the best damn drink in the world.”–Jack NicholsonJim Rockford, of The Rockford Files always had a beer on hand. Inspector Morse’s favourite drink was beer because he was able to think better over a pint. And, Detective Inspector John Rebus frequently ordered a pint of beer at his favourite watering hole, the...

Investigating the Counterfeit Problem on eBay

The challenges that brands face to protect their intellectual property on eBay is significant. It's commonplace for individuals and organized crime groups to use online marketplaces, such as eBay, to sell replicas of brand name items from Prada bags to Ugg boots.To highlight this problem, Lollipuff did an eBay search for “Herve Leger” listings during a...

Using Unique Identifiers to Protect Brands From Counterfeiting

“Counterfeit products are appearing with alarming frequency and it can be increasingly difficult to distinguish the genuine from the fake.” —Philip Watkins, managing director of Gabriel-Chemie UKThe trade and production of counterfeit goods is on the rise at an alarming rate. The following cutting edge technologies are being used by manufacturers to address the growing...

Using the Law to Fight Counterfeiting

Counterfeiting is a global problem. Those involved in counterfeiting erode public confidence in consumer goods. Even worse, revenue from the sale of counterfeit goods often fund organized crime and terrorist groups. In addition to promoting consumer awareness, those in the fight against counterfeits use the courts as a tool to crackdown on counterfeit goods, deter...