Defendants must monitor their websites on an on-going basis for compliance and must—upon written notice—remove or disable access to any listing that Plaintiffs identify as infringing or that otherwise comes to Defendants’ attention as infringing Plaintiffs’ marks… …The private investigators involved in this case have a substantial track record in federal court litigation. “Evidence adduced through Rob Holmes’ and MI:33s internet investigations has been relied on by multiple courts finding in favor of famous plaintiff brand owners such as Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Microsoft, Gucci, and others.”
Additionally, our work helped form eBay’s VeRO program, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We have conducted more than 20,000 cases involving intellectual property on the Web. Louis Vuitton, Richemont, Fox, Luxottica, Gucci, Activision, and Microsoft are representative of brand owners who have benefited from our Intellectual Property consulting service.
IP and E-Commerce
There is no firm in the world that has our expertise in all aspects of e-commerce including marketplaces, social media, gaming, web developers, ad networks, spammers, wholesale distributors, software coders, manufacturers, search engine optimization specialists and hackers. Our knowledge is deep and our network is the most sophisticated of its kind.We know that e-commerce is the future of commerce. The days of walking into brick-and-mortar stores has gone the way of the caveman. Even now, we can place orders on our phones while in line at a retail store faster than it would take for us the stay in line! E-Commerce isn’t the way of the future. It’s the way of now. An effective e-commerce investigation requires a team with a history of wins in Federal Court. Our combination of down-to-Earth detective training and expertise in state-of-the-art cyberforensics makes us the proper choice for any case in this area.
The folks at MI:33 were the first to bring you e-commerce test purchases back in the 1990’s. When no one else had a clue what was going on, we had it mastered. MI:33 covertly makes test purchases from online sellers and, as a result, processes them for use in intellectual property cases all over the United States. In addition to inventing it, we also revolutionized the entire process of making test purchases. In contrast to all the others, we created the world’s first computer program to track online buys. Each of our test purchases comes complete with a LitPak® which has been tested 100% effective in thousands of federal cases. Decades ago, the LitPak® was borne of the need of a “litigation packet” to make our clients’ lives easier when digital document compilation and presentation was not understood by most. Therefore, the LitPak® has become the standard for all test purchases submitted to federal court.