We saw our product for sale online. We did not authorize this. How can we stop it?
The power of the Internet to organize individuals and provide them with increased market share for their products and ideas has had some downsides for intellectual property (“IP”) owners. Nowhere are these downsides more obvious than online auction websites and e-commerce sites on which user generated designs make up the product base.
We found our products for sale at an unauthorized store. How can we determine the scope of this problem?
Gray market and diverted goods can be just as harmful as counterfeits. They decrease sales of legitimate products. They can be fractious to your relationships with your sales force, your manufacturers and your business partners.
We know people are stealing our ideas, but we can't find them. What can we do?
The close working relationship between Continental’s investigators and with outside local attorneys allows us to compile the strongest body of evidence possible against an infringer, which is a great advantage at the negotiating table and in the courtroom.
Someone is marketing a product that looks almost exactly like ours. What can we do about it?
While brand saturation is a common goal of many intellectual property owners, lax enforcement can quickly lead to rampant and uncontrollable misuse of a trademark. Continental Enterprises can and has reversed this trend, recovering intellectual property thought to be lost to the public domain.