Counterfeiting and piracy are a global threat to companies’ competitive position in the global economy. Lodging an application for action at Customs is not enough to safeguard your rights.At Gevers we offer a full range of proactive and transparent services, geared towards delivering fast and tangible results for intellectual property (IP) owners across the world.
Launch customs and police seizures
Conduct investigations in the field and online
Negotiate with infringers
Focus on tangible results, including damages
Injunctions and litigation procedures
Gevers intervenes before actions at borders by proactively:
- Organising regular training seminars and workshops for law enforcement agencies
- Reviewing intellectual property right enforcement needs with our clients
- Coordinating infringement detection in the field and online through our extensive network of agents, private investigators and an internet monitoring programme.
Our team has plenty of expertise filing all types of applications for action at borders. These actions may be based on trademarks, designs, patents, copyright as well as plant varieties, on the national or EU level.
In addition, Gevers can help you combat unauthorised and infringing domain names and we also proactively monitor your brand across the Internet.
Gevers can manage every step of the process after the seizures by authorities. We negotiate with the other party to reach an amicable settlement aimed at compensation of damages in addition to the destruction of the seized goods.
We keep an open line of communication at all times and send regular reports that allow you to evaluate the results of our actions. Our actions have strong and quantifiable results.
We have developed strong relationships with local customs and police officers throughout the EU and have built a strong expertise in all the different policies and local cultures of different customs offices. The Gevers Anticounterfeiting practice team has longstanding relationships with various Brussels-based institutions, national enforcement bodies as well as a large network of private investigators and specialised lawyers.