Intellectual property is creations of the mind, inventions, literary and artistic works, symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. IP includes but is not limited to proprietary formulas and ideas, inventions (products and processes), industrial designs, and geographic indications of source, as well as literary and artistic works such as novels, films, music, architectural designs and web pages. Trademark law protects an owner’s right to use marks that distinguish its goods or services from others and to prevent others from using marks that are likely to cause confusion. In particular, trademarks symbolize the goodwill associated with particular products and the businesses for which the marks are used. Trademark law protects this goodwill and consumers’ ability to accurately ascertain the source of goods and services.
WRM Security Services Inc. Long Island Private investigators are experts in conducting intellectual property investigations, surveillance and confiscations through-out Nassau & Suffolk County Long Island as well as NYC to protect your company’s trademark registered creations. Our investigators will work together with you and your company’s attorney and investigators to assist you in investigating incidents of trademark counterfeiting and help you enforce civil court orders to seize and confiscate the counterfeits. We will work in conjunction with local law enforcement officers in the criminal prosecution of individuals who are selling transporting and manufacturing trademark protected merchandise.
Our investigators and security officers will execute Civil Seizure Orders and assist local law enforcement officers in the criminal seizures and prosecution of these individuals. Many times it is our investigation that results in local law enforcement participation. We are trained in trademark identification and are often called upon to assist local law enforcement and prosecutor in building a case for future prosecution. We have experience in civil seizures and investigations with many of the high-end fashion merchandise manufacturers on the market today and have assisted local law enforcement in confiscations and prosecutions.