A trademark investigation is necessary if you are in the process of developing, registering, or enforcing your brand. Since the 1990's we have been on the forefront worldwide, from Guangzhou to Los Angeles, and New York to Bahrain.
A profile on the opposition will help us determine the subject’s online savvy, financial status and business acumen. Our trademark investigator will serve as your proxy in this process and the true interested party will remain clandestine.
An in-use trademark investigation causes us to dig deep to uncover and verify past, present and intended future use. In many cases, an undercover test purchase is needed. With us, in enforcement situations, you can rest assured that your legal, security, and public relations teams will be at peace. As your front-line representative with cease and desist notices, we need to mitigate the situation, and not exacerbate it. This is why we have been quoted in the national press as “killing piracy with kindness” and “quick and cordial.” A third-party domain acquisition is an option when a desired domain is currently registered.
We Conducted Some of the First Trademark Investigations and Remain the Best
The principals at MI:33 have played an integral part in many landmark trademark investigation cases. We led authorities to shutting down the world’s largest spam ring which resulted in the arrest and conviction of Oleg Nikolaenko aka the “King of Spam”. Our innovative work in web forensics can be verified by reading the case of Chanel v. Dror Krispin. We were the trademark investigation firm used in the first successful lawsuit against an internet service provider (ISP) for counterfeiting (Louis Vuitton v. Akanoc). Our year-long undercover trademark investigation was the basis of the first-ever online marketplace to be held liable for counterfeiting (Chloe v. Tradekey). Through our proprietary trademark investigation techniques, we helped form eBay’s VeRO program, the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
We have trademarked our unique LitPak®. Federal Courts have tested it 100% effective in hundreds of court cases. A LitPak comes complete with each trademark investigation. We will include all of the documentation you will need to present for your trademark investigation in Federal Court. Our folks at MI:33 will deliver it in full-color portable document format (PDF) digitally straight to your inbox.
Whether you are a brand owner trying to quell the sale of infringing or stolen goods, or the security team for a high-net-worth individual making sure a physical threat is nipped in the bud. Our professionals have been handling these types of situations for decades in a nuanced fashion.