Burns & Levinson understands the permanent damage that counterfeit goods can do to a business’ reputation and success, as well as the health and safety threats that counterfeit goods present to unknowing consumers. Our attorneys have broad and deep experience in the anti-counterfeiting arena, allowing them to create innovative, cost-effective and targeted solutions that successfully protect clients’ brands to eliminate and prevent counterfeiting.
We utilize a focused approach to tackle all aspects of this widespread counterfeiting issue. Our attorneys have deep experience creating and executing anti-counterfeiting programs, advising on internal procedures and best practices to prevent counterfeiting, pursuing counterfeiters through criminal and civil enforcement avenues, and working with customs officials and other government agencies to help identify and seize counterfeit goods. Our anti-counterfeiting team also addressing the effects of new technologies, such as 3D printing, directing undercover purchases of suspected illegal goods, working with international anti-counterfeiting lawyers to achieve your worldwide goals; and leveraging the expertise of the Firm's Patent Group to address technical aspects of counterfeit and gray market goods, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electronics.
Our anti-counterfeiting team includes well-known leaders in the industry, and in 2013, Burns & Levinson was the only firm in the U.S. selected to author a chapter in “Anti-counterfeiting 2013 – A Global Guide” in the World Trademark Review 2013.