Digital Detective will keep all information on your company confidential
and helps you to minimize the losses due to the online sales of counterfeit
products and the deterioration of your trademark. We offer a worldwide
solution for a fraction of the loss in revenues.
Operating as an Internet Investigation & IP Protection Company, all on-line illegal activities can be traced and investigated. Your valuable intellectual property can be protected from all violations on the Internet.
Our highly specialized and experienced investigators can track all infringements on your trademark, copyright, patent and other assets.
Annually 10 % off all products in the marketplace is counterfeit. With the World Wide Web developing as the medium for global trade, consumers will develop their opinion on products and companies based on the information they can find on the Internet.
The online sales of counterfeit products, slander on opinion sites, the deformation of your company logo, parallel import and other infringements on your IP can be highly damaging to the Image of your company and products.
A well-developed strategy for the protection of your rights on the Internet is crucial for the value and image of your brand. Digital Detective is specialized in protecting these rights. We detect all online infringements and track all the data to uncover the organisation behind the websites. All personal information can be traced, saving your company's lawyers time and money and enable them to pursue the desired goals. BACK
Ddetective conducts the Domain Name Intermediationservice for some of its
clients. With this service we mediate between conflicting parties.
This intermediation results most of the time in favorable solutions for both
parties with less budget allocation.
Domain names containing a brand or product name are often registered by owners of replica or boycott sites or by domain-grabbers/ cyber-squatters (persons/ organisations that register thousands of domain names, in order to sell them for a high price).
Our intermediation services with these "offenders", enables brand owners to secure the domain name of their preference in a fast and cost effective way, maintaining the anonymity of the brand owner.
Beside Domain Name Intermediation, Ddetective also assists clients registering new domain names. This way our clients online Domain portfolio will be managed by only one company, instead of several companies as nowadays occurs a lot. Ddetective provides a domain specialist that is available 24/7 to help you with all your requests.
We are experienced in the registration of all kinds of domains, both gTLD and ccTLD extensions worldwide.
Our extranet will make it possible for clients to overview all domains purchased by Ddetective. Ddetective can also keep a nice overview and manage the clients domains. We have many years of experience with managing domain names for major companies, with no complaints.
Digital Detective will keep all information on your company confidential
Ddetective always adapts to the current online trends and industry;
and currently Social Media platforms are an upcoming venue for online criminals
to sell there infringing products. Ddetective has anticipated this move
and has a perfect solution for to tackle these problems.
In current times, the use of Social Media has become an essential part of daily online activities and unfortunately also a behaviour of online criminals to use these social platform to infringe your brand’s IP rights. Channels such as Facebook and Youtube have become a haven for online infringers to expose their goods and use these channels as another form of income.
Our Social Media Surveillance, monitors the most famous Social platforms worldwide and analysis the data containing your brand/ trademark/ copyright. Once we have determined the data as infringing, we can then act as followed (in agreement with client):
Our service is not limited to a Social Media Platform, so Ddetective can monitor, analyse and protect your Intellectual Property on any Social Media Platform.
Digital Detective can help you protect your goodwill and intellectual property
from all sorts of infringements, even the ones you hadn't thought of yet.
Our software continuously scans the Internet for all possible violations on your brand or company. Our detectives filter the results so only the relevant websites or infringements will be communicated to your legal department. Our service is not just a scan by a search engine that produces thousands of results. Because of the 'human touch', websites can also be scanned for infringing photos, slander, or any relevant detail for your company.
Companies aren't always aware in which ways their intellectual property can be violated on the Internet. This can cost them dearly due to loss in revenue, image damage, consumer confusion and in many other ways. These infringements may be:
All websites that are selected by our experienced detectives will be analyzed according to criteria determined by the client. These analysis will tell the client for example, the registrant of the website, the traffic, the provider, or any other details the client wishes to know about the website that is violating its intellectual property rights.
All the results will be published on our extranet along with screenshots of the websites and their analysis. This way the client can view the results anywhere and anytime. With the use of a password your people can use the results to take action against the people or (criminal) organizations that are illegally benefiting from your companies hard-earned goodwill and brand.
Thanks to our good relationship with the auction sites we are able to
de-list the infringing items within a couple of hours, or get information on
persons selling on the auction sites.
Auction sites are an ideal venue for people who want to sell their counterfeit, replica products or for retailers who want to earn some extra money by selling outside the authorized channels.
Thanks to the manual inspection of our investigators all irrelevant results are left out leaving only the true infringing products. These infringements are analyzed according to criteria delivered by the client. In these analyses you can view all information on the website and products that might be relevant to your company or product.
Our investigators all have a profound knowledge of legal issues regarding intellectual property rights and the Internet. If the client wishes so, we can take care of all complaints from sellers arising from the de-listing of their items. We can explain them their rights and duties to the brand owners, saving your legal people valuable time.
These results will be published on our extranet. With a special account and password all people indicated by your company can access these results and view the screenshots and analyses of the (counterfeit) products.
The combination of our manual selection of the results, the perfect accessibility of the results on our extranet, our relationship with the auction sites and legal knowledge of our investigators provides a total solution for the infringements on your brand, saving your company and personnel valuable time and money.
Whether it is your company name or one of your registered or unregistered trademarks,
we investigate those individuals behind the infringement and provide you sufficient evidence
to take appropriate action.
Brand abuse does not necessarily mean counterfeiting. Trademark infringement can be equally damaging. Goodwill and reputation associated with the products and services of your company can tempt others into cashing in.
We act both for patent attorneys and directly for clients. Whether it is a product, process or system patent, we can assist in securing the evidence needed to litigate and claim monetary damages, or to secure royalties from technology licensing agreements, or even to settle by mutual agreement i.e. technology sharing.
When considering taking legal action against an infringing party, there may be sufficient information from public sources to produce a patent claim and proceed with litigation. However, more often than not there is not enough information in the public domain to be certain that a product or process infringes a patent. An important decision then has to be made. Do you assume that a competitor is infringing your patent and proceed to litigate, hoping that during the discovery process you secure the information you need to prove your case? This approach can lead to problems: The courts may well dismiss the claim due to a lack of supporting evidence, or worse still, if during the discovery no evidence of infringement is found, the defendant is able to claim costs and damages.
Ddetective obtains the necessary evidence of infringement: - promotional material, technical drawings, documents, photographs, and video recordings as well as product samples. In order to assess potential damage claims, details of present and historical sales figures are obtained. We also gather intelligence regarding the structure of the organisation behind the infringement, their suppliers and the distribution network. In addition to individual investigations, we are also often asked to carry out market surveys to establish the extent and reach of infringing products.
The process we use is recognized in American courts as a legal way to
provide electronic files as evidence. There is no need to pay huge
amounts to public notaries for their services. Our Electronic Notary
Service provides the same solution in a much more time and cost effective way.
If case litigation becomes the best option to protect your brand, we can authenticate the evidence we collect. The process we use enables us to certify electronic files, such as infringing web pages and URL's, locking them in time and content for future validation.
This gives the material a unique "fingerprint", providing a secure cryptographic link between the copy and the original and securing the chain of custody. The unique certification code is widely witnessed by means of weekly publication in newspapers, making the files suitable for use as evidence in a courtroom.
Our internet investigators will retrieve as much information as possible about
the owner, the registrant, the web statistics, the locations of the owner or server.
When ordinary Cease and Desist letters do not accomplish the desired goal, we can provide extensive evidence for a law suit. Our internet investigators will retrieve as much information as possible about the owner, the registrant, the web statistics, the locations of the owner or server.
Networks of related criminal websites are identified and saved. All found and collected evidence is presented in a clear report.
This services in conducted on a "no cure, no pay" basis. If we cannot provide sufficient evidence in our report to litigate the responsible person(s), we will not charge any costs. aaaa
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