Whether you are in fashion, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive, or one of many other industries, you face the risk of someone else manufacturing and selling counterfeit copies of your products. Counterfeit products are an increasing problem in Australia, and can be very damaging for the intellectual property (IP) owner, the consumers who purchase the goods, and the Australian economy. Over time, counterfeit goods can damage a brand’s reputation, decrease sales and even put consumers at risk.

We have a dedicated anti-counterfeiting team with extensive experience helping IP owners take action against the importers and distributors of counterfeit products. As the exclusive Australian and New Zealand partner of REACT, a leading global anti-counterfeiting organisation headquartered in Europe, we can also facilitate the enforcement of your IP rights in Europe.

If you believe that someone is selling counterfeit versions of your products, or using your trade marks (or similar trade marks) without your permission, we can help you with:

  • recording registered trade marks and copyright works with Australian and New Zealand Customs
  • providing training for Customs staff in recognising counterfeit versions of your goods
  • issuing letters of demand
  • obtaining court orders for the seizure of goods and evidence
  • supervising the destruction of counterfeit goods
  • fighting counterfeiting in manufacturing countries through our global network, and
  • initiating litigation against traders who manufacture, import, sell or counterfeit goods.

Who to contact

LLM (Edinburgh University)

Marine specialises in anti-counterfeiting programs, customs proceedings, training and assists Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick Lawyers in trade mark infringement litigation. Marine gained valuable experience as an in-house lawyer for the French anti-counterfeiting group, Union Des Fabricants (Unifab) and as an anti-counterfeiting Area Manager with Société Bic. In 2015, Marine was ranked as one of Australia’s top specialist experts in anti-counterfeiting in the World Trademark Review 1000.

To find out more, please contact

Marine at marine.guillou@pof.com.au

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