since the beginning
we assisted our client throughout
the procedure and kept him informed,
in real time, of any customs
notifications relating to products
with the potential to infringe his rights.
We put in place a simplified destruction
procedure which, with the intervention of customs,
enabled the client to control large quantities
of counterfeit goods cheaply.
Since its creation, Contratak has contributed,
through its activities with customs, to the seizure of 4,3 million items.
intercepted and a drastic
reduction in the presence
of counterfeit products
all over the world.
our services helped our client identify
the counterfeiter and enable him, in due course,
to attack the whole network (suppliers of
raw materials, means of transport
and routes used, exporters, importers,
and possibly final consumers).
We prepared and carried out long term investigations
(two to three months) on the premises where
counterfeit products were being manufactured,
in order to identify the people involved in
the network and put a stop to their activity.
For our client, we monitored the movements
of the containers all over the world
so as to determine their final destination
and the date of arrival. On the basis
of our information, customs authorities
went ahead and detained the products
when they arrived on French territory.
Our services also ensured that the investigation
was followed up in the destination country
so as to identify the end-customers.
of products at 3 exhibitors
stands at an
During an annual trade fair, the analysis
of the list of exhibitors enabled us to
identify about thirty potential counterfeiters.
As soon as the fair opened, we visited each
of the previously identified stands and approached
the exhibitors undercover. This enabled us
to get information on their activity and most of all,
samples of the products involved.
Once we had the samples,
we immediately checked with the client
if the products were genuine or not.
The information on the counterfeiters
identified was then forwarded to
a lawyer so that he could obtain
an attachment order from the Courts,
and go to the stand immediately, with a bailiff,
in order to seize the products.
of fake toothpaste seized,
following a purchase
on the internet.
half a container of his brand’s toothpaste on the Chinese website « alibaba ».
As a first step, under the guise of buying the merchandise,
we contacted the seller by email to obtain samples so
as a compliance analysis could be performed.
you have found products
bearing your brand on the Internet
and you have doubts
about their authenticity, contact us!
Once the samples had been received
and the counterfeit confirmed,
we reiterated our interest in buying the half container.
We sent our local investigator to make contact
with the seller in order to visit the plant
and identify where the goods were stored.
hen, with the assistance of the local authorities,
we proceeded with the seizure of the goods.