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Anatomy of a Major Brand Owner/Chinese Police Counterfeit Investigation and Seizure

The following article published in China Plus on May 25, 2017, titled, “Chinese police crack country’s biggest case of fake sports shoes”, written by HU YIJING, epitomizes how a major seizure can be achieved as a result of collaboration between a brand owner and Chinese authorities.

The successful outcome of this case resulted from two contributing factors:

1.  The in-depth private investigation conducted by the brand owner that confirmed counterfeits of their brand was appearing in the Middle East, as well as their success in tracing the supply chain back to a specific area of China; and

2.  The aggressive action of the Chinese police in response to the brand owner’s information, and their willingness to develop it further.

Link to China Plus article…

http://chinaplus.cri.cn/news/china/9/20170525/5258.html

 

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Ron Alvarez is an IP Protection and Investigations specialist at XG Consultants Group, Inc., in New York City. He is a former NYPD lieutenant where he investigated robbery, narcotics, internal affairs, and fine art theft cases. Ron is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and earned a B.A. in Government and Public Administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan. He has published a number of articles on various topics for PI Magazine. Ron is licensed in New York State.

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