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Unfair Competition Investigations


Unfair competition takes place when one company benefits wrongfully off the work done by another company, or takes steps to mislead customers by using deceptively similar logos, colors, and names. If you believe you or your business has been the victim of unfair competition practices, a private investigation by ICS may be able to provide evidence of unethical or illegal business practices.


Unfair Competition

Unfair competition takes place when one company benefits wrongfully off the work done by another company, or takes steps to mislead customers by using deceptively similar logos, colors, and names.

There are many ways for your competitors to come after you, and Unfair Competition is one of the most effective. This is where your competitor benefits wrongfully off of the work you have done for yourself. It can include misappropriation of intellectual property, intentionally misleading customers by using deceptively similar marks and logos, or any number of other unscrupulous business practices. If you suspect you have been the victim of unfair competition, call ICS immediately. We have a team of investigators ready to go who will find out exactly what is causing the drop in sales, who is doing it, and then put a stop to it.

Unfair Competition Investigations Information:

  • Signs of unfair competition
    • Another company selling a similar product or service is using colors, names, packaging, or logos that are extremely similar to your own
    • Customers are complaining that they bought a product that they thought was made by your company, only to find out later that it was not
    • A sudden and inexplicable drop in sales that coincides with a sudden increase in a competitor’s sales and earnings
  • Harm resulting from unfair competition
    • Erosion of consumer confidence in your brand
    • Decrease in sales and a decreased portion of the market share
    • Loss of customer loyalty due to confusion, lack of trust
    • Damage to your reputation
    • Could be the first step in a grander scheme of corporate espionage
  • What is involved in an unfair competition investigation with ICS?
    • ICS will evaluate your business, name, logo, and advertising and packaging techniques
    • ICS will evaluate the same information from your competitors
    • ICS will employ the use of several different services to get the necessary facts, including:
      • Surveillance
      • Background checks
      • Records retrieval
      • Financial inquiries
    • If it turns out the unfair competition is merely symptomatic of corporate espionage, ICS can take the investigation further, including
      • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
  • Sweeping for bugs and other unwanted listening and detection devices
  • Related ICS Services
    • Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
    • Computer Forensic Services
    • Undercover Investigations
    • Employee Screening Programs
    • Retail Loss and Theft Prevention
    • Counterintelligence Services
    • Public Records Research
    • Counter-Surveillance Service
    • Comprehensive Information Resources
    • Reputation Defense
    • Personal Investigations

ICS Experience and Expertise:

  • Operating since 1967
    • Far greater operational reach than any other investigative service in the world
    • Built through experience and expertise with a mix of law enforcement and military backgrounds
  • All services are performed and billed on an hourly basis.
  • Investigators are available 24/7.

ICS Network:

  • Global resources network for domestic and international work
  • Constantly evolving technical capabilities to adapt to advances in electronics and technology
  • Use of cutting edge technology and equipment

Implementation:

  • Free Consultation for Needs Analysis
  • Design an Action Plan
  • Engagement and Fees
  • Execute Action Plan
  • Present Thorough Documentation of All Results/Findings

Are you in need?

As the victim of unfair competition, the damage to your business and reputation may be incalculable. It is difficult to measure the effect of harm to your reputation. The amount of loss suffered when customers lose faith in your brand because cheap knock-offs are diluting the market could be detrimental to your business. But you do not have to sit by and let the competition get the best of you. Call ICS today for a free consultation, and let us explain exactly how we can stop the bleeding and put an end to your competition cheating to get the best of you.

Please be prepared, a Free Consultation for this investigation type may request the following information:

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  • Have you retained legal counsel?
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  • What have you done on your own to this point? (This can be very critical to success)
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