Additional information on special anti-counterfeiting investigations

The appearance of counterfeit or imitation products on various markets is prevalent and often very cleverly organised. The spectrum ranges from trading with counterfeits on online platforms, private, often anonymous websites up to street sales. There is even the evidence of counterfeit products being directly inserted into legal commodity chains.

It is therefore paramount that any investigations must provide solid, reliable evidence which will stand up in court.

For each particular form of counterfeiting and distribution of counterfeit goods, there are also specific investigative approaches which must be adapted to the respective regional, political, logistical and organisational (structural) conditions.

This ultimately means that each individual case is unique and has its own set of parameters and challenges – so it is essential that detailed research and reports must be well prepared and presented.

Arrows Consulting assess all aspects of any case, and tailor make a comprehensive strategy for clients, given the specific circumstances.

For this reason ARROWS Consulting follows an uncompromising way.

Only in very limited cases, where time sensitivity is deemed a major issue, will initial investigations will be started immediately (without having defined a long-term strategy together with the client beforehand).

More often, our specialists will discuss the necessary steps to provide the necessary information and/or evidence in one or more intensive meetings together with the client.

The ARROWS Consulting investigation department can use the whole range of necessary tools and means to achieve the desired results („old fassion“ ground investigation, data mining, modern digital technologies, cooperation with authorities, infiltration …).
The big advantage on our side is the ability not to stop at national borders. We are able to carry out the necessary investigations across countries, continents and the whole globe at any time, even in offshore tax heavens or in states with which no bilateral treaty structures exist.

ARROWS Consulting has an immense wealth of experience and has, very successfully, achieved results for renowned companies worldwide, in the following areas:

  • tobacco and tobacco products
  • Tool technology and car accessories
  • Luxury goods (accessories, watches, perfumes)
  • Food industry (premium spiritous beverages, lemonades …)
  • Pharmaceutical products and medicine
    Toys and
  • high-quality electronic products (mobile phones, lap-tops, etc.)

for renowned companies all over the globe.

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