You must have strenuously worked for years to build your reputation and toiled hard to gain exceptional recognition for your business trademark. Your customers and clients vouch for your quality and service whenever they come across your trademark. A trademark is a symbol people use to recognize your company or business. You earn profits when people buy your product or use your service after seeing your trademark. If someone uses your trademark to promote his or her product or service, he she is earning a profit that must legally have been yours. It’s infringement of your profits. It’s trademark infringement.
The same goes for your patent. When you develop a new idea or a formula or invent something that can earn you huge profits, you get it patented at the patent office so that whoever wants to use your idea or formula or invention he or she has to first pay you the amount you demand for giving the permission. If someone does that sort of business without your permission, it is patent infringement.
At McLaughlin Investigative Group Inc. we carry out two levels of trademark and patent infringement investigations: 1. We find out whether the infringement is actually happening, and documenting the infringement by making purchases of the knock off items or gathering what ever other evidence your attorneys need to shut down the illegal activity. 2. We prepare the evidence we collected to it will be admissible in court.
Some additional services we offer:
- Photographic and video proof of illegal knock offs
- Documents and account details
- Undercover buys of counterfeit products
- Collection of office stationery and product samples
- Sampling of local and Internet advertisements and other promotional campaigns
- Relevant interviews with employees and customers and clients
With our extensive experience in investigations and an immense assortment of resources at our disposal we can easily dig out the hidden information – across the international border – and get you the information that can help you protect your trademark, copyright and patent rights.