Sideman & Bancroft has developed a unique practice referring counterfeiting cases to law enforcement agencies and to prosecuting authorities when a client company has been the victim of a significant crime. We actively collaborate with law enforcement (including the FBI, Secret Service, ICE, and other state and federal law enforcement agencies) in connection with our representation of victimized companies. Our attorneys also have developed and implemented criminal enforcement programs for clients addressing trademark violations (counterfeits) and copyright violations (piracy).
Not every case is appropriate for criminal referral. We assist clients in assessing potential cases, making criminal referrals where appropriate and pursuing civil remedies for counterfeiting and piracy when criminal enforcement is not warranted.