Trademark Investigations

Trademark Investigations

The Risk Protection Group brings years of experience and professional approaches to solving your Intellectual Property enforcement issues.  This comprehensive

appoach includes the identity of the counterfeit problem from manufacturer to street level vendor.  Our experience in conducting complex federal investigations will be applied to your IPR problem.   Investigations techniques include undercover purchases, infiltration, asset identification, litigation support, and expert testimony, from investigators who have the knowledge and reputation for a quality work product.

Joseph Henderson is a former Special Agent and Manager with U.S Customs.  He has conducted and directed complex criminal and civil investigations.  Mr. Henderson has held a number of management positions in government service, including the Resident Agent in Charge of Investigations, U.S. Customs Service in Central Florida, and most recently, as the Assistant Federal Security Director of TSA at the Orlando International Airport.  Before his retirement and during his 25 years of federal investigative experience, he conducted and directed investigations of Intellectual Property, Trademark, Copyright, Gray Market and Customs import and export fraud violations. Over the past ten years his leadership in IP enforcement programs has been recognized by the U. S. Customs Service and IP industry representatives as one of the most unique and effective programs targeting counterfeit products.  The results of which were the prosecution of more than 30 IP violators, and the seizure of more than 24 million dollars in counterfeit, trademark, and copyright products.  He was awarded a Gold Record from RIAA for the Thomas Cheng investigation, one of the largest bootleg CD investigations in RIAA history.

The Risk Protection Group has continued their pursuit of trademark and copyright violators on behalf of a number of designer goods, sporting goods, and other trademark, and copyright holders that are victimized by this illicit buisness.  The Risk Protection Group has the knowledge, dedication, and understanding of the various clients that it represents, and brings it’s vast experience, contacts in law enforcement to identify, distrupt, and pursue the most effective anti counterfeiting program on behalf of their clients.