Counterfeit Products Expert for Trademark Infringement Case
A counterfeit products expert was needed for a trademark infringement action involving the manufacturing and distribution of counterfeit consumer products. The counterfeit shampoo products were sold to distributors and retail stores and eventually to the purchasing public. The plaintiff claimed the sale of these counterfeit products on the secondary market irreparably harmed their reputation and defrauded the purchasing public.
IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a counterfeit products expert with knowledge of counterfeit trademarked goods and supply chain security. Additionally, the expert was expected to be familiar with the secondary market for consumer goods and personal care products.
This counterfeit products expert specializes in investigations involving the sale, manufacture, and distribution of counterfeit trademarked goods, pirated items, and other intellectual property matters. He has investigated and helped to apprehend persons involved in the manufacturing, distribution, smuggling, and sale of counterfeit watches, sunglasses, audio recordings, handbags, shoes, computer parts, jewelry, and other types of merchandise. He has assisted over fifty law enforcement agencies across the U.S. in counterfeit investigations. He is familiar with issues involving the integrity of the supply chain and he can speak with authority on precautions retailers must take to avoid counterfeit merchandise. This expert is an experienced expert witness who has testified in Federal Court regarding trademark counterfeiting. IMS Reference #5009320
Supply Chain Security
This expert in supply chain security co-founded a trademark security consulting firm to help businesses solve counterfeit product challenges in both the physical and digital supply chain. He is well known across the country as an expert in the field of counterfeit consumer products. He speaks frequently on the subjects of brand protection and online brand integrity. He has been quoted on these subjects in a number of major publications including The Wall Street Journal, CNN, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Reuters. He has previously worked as a litigation consultant on issues of supply chain security. IMS Reference #5009348
Supply Chain Security
This supply chain security expert is a recognized national and international expert on product counterfeiting, diversion, supply chain security, and vulnerability assessment. He is currently associated with a consulting firm providing manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with solutions to problems of counterfeiting, theft, and the illicit diversion of merchandise. This expert has worked with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, the FDA Commissioner’s Counterfeit Drug Task Force, and the U.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force. He is completely familiar with the problem of counterfeited consumer products entering the U.S. market and is familiar with many companies notorious for distributing such products on the secondary market. IMS Reference #5009502