Protecting Your Brand from Online Counterfeiters

Posted By:
Kreller Group
March 22, 2024

This week's news cycle shone a light on a growing problem: the sale of counterfeit goods online. In California, a wealthy woman has been accused of running a shoplifting ring targeting high-end cosmetics and designer clothing stores. The stolen merchandise, valued at over $350,000, was allegedly stored in her mansion and then sold at a discount online.

This case highlights the dangers that counterfeit goods pose to both consumers and brands.  Consumers who unknowingly purchase counterfeit products may receive shoddy goods that could even be harmful to their health. Brands, meanwhile, suffer damage to their reputation and lose sales to these illicit competitors.

Kreller Brand Protection is committed to helping brands safeguard their reputations and their bottom lines. We offer a comprehensive suite of services to combat online counterfeiting, including:

  • Trademark enforcement: We will monitor online marketplaces and social media platforms for unauthorized use of your trademarks and take swift action to remove infringing listings.
  • Brand protection monitoring: We will keep you informed of any potential threats to your brand online, including mentions of counterfeit products or negative customer reviews.
  • Anti-counterfeiting investigations: If we suspect that counterfeit versions of your products are being sold online, we will investigate and take appropriate legal action.

In addition to the steps outlined above, here are some additional tips for brands to protect themselves from online counterfeiting:

  • Invest in strong brand protection measures: This includes registering your trademarks and copyrights, and developing a clear brand identity.
  • Educate your customers about the dangers of counterfeiting: Inform them of the quality and safety risks associated with counterfeit goods.
  • Work with online marketplaces: Many online marketplaces have policies in place to prohibit the sale of counterfeit goods. Report any suspected counterfeiting activity to the platform immediately.

By working together, we can combat the sale of counterfeit goods online and protect consumers and brands alike. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you.

About the Kreller Group

For nearly 30 years, Kreller has relied on “extensive boots-on-the-ground” research, conducted by investigators who are well-versed in worldwide military, law enforcement, business and government matters to deliver the concise information our clients need to make decisions.


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