Counterfeiting

Pattishall understands that all legitimate businesses are threatened by piracy. If your company has a successful brand, it is going to attract infringers, cybersquatters, false advertisers, grey marketeers and counterfeiters.

This has always been true, but in today's global marketplace, valuable brands will regularly encounter these problems in both the U.S. and internationally. The Internet has dramatically expanded unfair trading, as cybersquatters register domain names based on your brand, and use them to misdirect customers to your competitors, making money in the process by sponsored links and click-throughs.

Hit-and-run websites permit sellers to pop up and disappear quickly, steering customers away from legitimate businesses. The practice of "URL tasting," for example, means that cybersquatters don't even have to pay for the URLs before deciding which names will enable them to steal sales from your most popular brands.

Pattishall has experience fighting counterfeiters of all kinds. Over the years, we've built extensive contacts with many of the best counsel in foreign countries. This creates an international IP army to help our clients fight pirates wherever in the world they attack.

Our in-depth knowledge of civil seizures and our strong relationships with Customs agencies and law enforcement-in the U.S. and other countries-are invaluable in helping clients move quickly against counterfeit goods and fake websites.

Don't wait for the pirates to attack before taking action. Pattishall lawyers can help you develop a plan to defend your brands.