Raids (IPR enforcement action) are conducted in compliance with either civil or criminal laws. The initial steps that are taken before carrying out raids are:
(i) Determining the known areas that deals with the counterfeit products
(ii) Determining the identity of the person or business using it;
(iii) Where and what type of goods and services are being sold
(iv) If the products are sold through retail, wholesale or distributorships
(i) Verification of compliance with existing licensing agreements and ‘cease and desist’ letters or warnings.
(ii) Verification of compliance with existing licensing agreements and ‘cease and desist’ letters or warnings.
(iii) Carry out an undercover surveillance of a person or business entity.
Khurana and Khurana is experienced in investigating the counterfeit incidents and thereby takes necessary civil or criminal action against the counterfeiters. Khurana and Khurana investigates in the following ways:
IP Enforcement against Anti- Counterfeit Products – Woodland
Khurana & Khurana has successfully conducted raids at Mumbai for counterfeit products (trousers) falsifying it to be that of the product under the brand name of woodland. We have proceeded to file FIR for the same along with the police report.
IP Enforcement against Anti- Counterfeit Products – Intex
We diligently and efficiently carried out investigation and found out few retailers/whole sellers who were engaged with manufacturing and distributing the LED Televisions falsifying the trademark of Intex and were being imported by China. Thus, a successful raid by us was carried out in the presence of the Police and thereby a FIR was filed. We are in process to take up a criminal case against the infringers.