Brand protection and intellectual property protection are critical concerns for long-term corporate growth and survival in today’s competitive, global marketplace.
All manner of products and commodities are susceptible to IP theft, including:
- Fashion and apparel
- Formulas for fragrances, pharmaceuticals and agricultural chemicals
- Financial models and algorithms
Failure to develop a wide-ranging strategy to protect intellectual property and brands can cost a company millions of dollars, lost competitive advantages and, ultimately, its ability to compete. Taking steps to prevent such incidents from occurring is essential, and when an incident occurs, being prepared with a quick and thoughtful response is crucial.
Kroll works strategically with clients and their legal counsel to manage and protect against theft, counterfeiting, diversion and misappropriation of the following:
- Customer data
- Trade secrets
Drawing upon its expertise in computer forensics, security consulting, litigation support, business intelligence and investigations, Kroll assists to identify vulnerabilities within clients’ organizations and introduce appropriate measures to secure assets before a loss is suffered. We provide a unique multi-disciplined, tactical approach to brand protection services and IP protection, encompassing physical security, cyber security, operational security and human resources consulting.
In the event that sensitive or critical intellectual property is compromised, Kroll’s professionals work with clients and their counsel to investigate the loss, identify those responsible and support associated litigation and recovery efforts. Our professional team is experienced in investigating data breaches, IP loss and theft, and patent infringements, including following the trail of counterfeit products through the supply chain.
Kroll has investigated some of the largest black and gray market IP compromises in nearly every industry, including apparel, consumables, electronics and healthcare, resulting in the identification of the perpetrators, criminal prosecutions, and civil penalties and fines. Our global team of experts enables effective investigations and support across markets at different points in the supply chain. Kroll provides expert testimony and intellectual property litigation support, including loss quantification, in counterfeiting and IP infringement matters.
Our services include:
- Investigative services
- Intelligence gathering
- Market surveillance and enforcement
- Licensee due diligence
- Crisis management
- Litigation support
- Compliance audits
- Employee integrity reviews
- Loss quantification
- Supplier and vendor integrity background investigations
- Cyber security assessments
- Expert witness testimony
Business Intelligence and Investigations
Providing firms with investigative expertise to help resolve conflict.Business Intelligence and Investigations
Conduct all phases of investigations, from the detection of suspicious activity through resolution.Financial Investigations
Screening and Due Diligence
Comprehensive spectrum of risk-based screening and due diligence solutions.Screening and Due Diligence
Investigate and Respond
Identify vulnerabilities, intrusions and data ex-filtrations and provide recommended solutions.Investigate and Respond
Investigations include inventory loss, unauthorized wiring of funds, employee misconduct, etc.Fraud
Intelligence gathering resource for clients considering strategic initiatives and transactions.Business Intelligence
Security Risk Management
Helping clients anticipate/respond to myriad facility, operational, and employee safety challengesSecurity Risk Management
Offering the most comprehensive spectrum of screening and due diligence solutions.Due Diligence