Resolving High-Stakes International Intellectual Property Theft Cases
Inventors, entrepreneurs and established businesses alike often experience loss of brand integrity and, potentially, profits, through intellectual property (IP) infringement. Cases of fraud and counterfeiting can be particularly challenging when the offenders are overseas. Even well-established, famous brands often become victims of IP theft by counterfeiters in China, India, Russia and other faraway locations.
The bad news is that this type of theft is common – and insidious. The good news is that there are legal ways to pursue and obtain justice when an illegal competitor is selling your ideas or knock-off versions of your products on Amazon, eBay, Etsy or another internet-based vendor. Is an overseas operation of this type untouchable? The aggressive, dedicated and dynamic trial attorneys at Barney & Karamanis, LLP, do not accept that notion. We have achieved financial justice for business clients in circumstances involving IP theft involving foreign and domestic sellers.
How We Can Help
International IP theft litigation can be complex and time-consuming, but for many of our clients, it has been worth the effort. Our firm has abundant experience bringing about David vs. Goliath-sized victories for our business clients. Righting the wrongs that you have been harmed by may require legal actions such as the following:
- Filing a claim in a federal district court
- Getting a temporary restraining order to prevent the defendant from making sales on internet sites
- Freezing the counterfeiter’s funds through banking channels
- Pursuing recompense for victims through the frozen funds
This description is general and is only intended to serve as a simplified illustration. Your case may follow a similar or different path, but rest assured that our trial lawyers are determined to find a way.
If Your IP Has Been Infringed Upon By An Overseas Counterfeiter, Do Not Delay
To schedule a no-obligation consultation about an international property theft situation, call 312-702-0872 or complete our online form. We represent patent holders and copyright owners. We are also available to advise alleged infringers. Our clients are plaintiffs and defendants in the U.S., China and elsewhere, usually doing business in the Chicago area.