Brand Integrity and Innovation Group

    Anti-Counterfeit Enforcement

  • Representing a leading manufacturer of computer equipment in counterfeit investigations and engagement with law enforcement in various states.
  • Representing Cisco Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of network hardware, in coordinating criminal enforcement of the anti-counterfeit trafficking statute, which resulted in more than 30 criminal convictions from 2007 to the present
  • Representing a major technology company (cellphones, semiconductors and other products) in counterfeit investigations and engagement with Customs and law enforcement
  • Representing a major semiconductor company in counterfeit investigations and engagement with Customs and law enforcement
  • Representing a major software company in counterfeit investigations and engagement with Customs and law enforcement
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in a civil trademark action in the Northern District of California alleging sales of counterfeit equipment by a broker; settled favorably before significant discovery
  • Sales and Discount Fraud

  • Represented Cisco Systems in discount fraud action in Kern County Superior Court
  • Represented Monster Cable Products in sales, discount and RMA fraud action pending before the American Arbitration Association
  • Representing a leading manufacturer of computer hardware in promoting criminal discount fraud matters with law enforcement involving significant fraud schemes targeting sales discount programs; silver plattered discount fraud cases to law enforcement in various jurisdictions and obtained cooperation and federal investigations
  • Representing Cisco Systems, Inc., in promoting discount fraud cases with law enforcement in significant fraud schemes that targeted sales discount programs
  • Represented Cisco Systems, Inc. in a civil fraud action in the Northern District of California alleging sales discount fraud against a former channel partner; settled favorably before significant discovery
  • Warranty Fraud

  • Representing Cisco Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of network hardware, in promoting Brand Protection and warranty fraud cases with law enforcement, which has entailed working with the FBI, ICE, and other law enforcement agencies and federal prosecutors in more than twenty states, U.K., and Canada
  • Representing Cisco Systems, Inc., in a civil case in Orange County as a plaintiff, against companies and individuals, alleging warranty fraud and discount fraud schemes