Your Partner for Investigations

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We are experts in Brand Protection and Anti‑Counterfeiting investigations, with operations in over ten countries, more than ten years of experience to help you with your IPR issues and have strict operating procedures to meet your compliance needs. Benefit from the power of evidence, profit from vis probandi!

Specialized

We are a niche market provider of Investigative Services, working to protect customers against trademark infringement, fraudulent trade and the misuse of their brands. Our unique focus gives us special insight into this rapidly developing area of transnational organized crime.

Local

Our offices are located near hotspots of illegal trade. With branches in the Czech Republic (Prague), Poland (Warsaw), Hungary (Budapest) and local operations in Serbia (Belgrade), Romania (Bucharest), Bulgaria (Sofia), Slovakia (Bratislava) and other CEE countries, we are your eyes and ears in the regional markets. We are also able to effectively investigate across borders.

Professional

We are experienced at efficiently integrating our work into the investigative frameworks of our clients. Customers who do not have their own rules and regulations for investigations can trust that our work is compliant with the strictest possible standards in the field. All investigators are thoroughly trained and qualified.

vis probandi means – the power of evidence

сила доказательства – Beweiskraft – siła dowodów –força probatória – síla důkazů – snaga dokaza – bewijskracht

All Across the Supply Chain

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We will meet your needs every step of the way, from initial investigations to analyzing the larger scope of fraudulent schemes. You choose the service and we will manage and take the necessary actions—across supply chains and across borders.

  • Market Surveys We continuously monitor markets, both online and brick and mortar. We track counterfeiting trends and identify the parties dealing in fraudulent products.
  • Follow Up Investigations We conduct follow-up investigations on leads that we proactively identify ourselves, as well as for client-supplied leads. Depending on the case, these investigations may include background checks, site visits and surveillance in order to provide clients and law enforcement officials with a full understanding of ongoing counterfeiting operations.
  • Test Purchases We conduct test purchases to verify or dismiss suspicions of counterfeit sales. Purchases are also used to collect evidence for law enforcement agencies or for use in civil proceedings by clients.
  • Specialized Investigations We are able to conduct covert investigations ranging from simple test purchases to deep infiltration. Undercover investigations are a vital tool in dismantling criminal networks and obtaining evidence in larger cases.
  • Law Enforcement Cooperation We represent our clients in front of legal authorities, file complaints and provide statements and expert opinions. Our close relationships with law enforcement agencies enable us to effectively cooperate and ensure cases are concluded with appropriate enforcement actions and prosecutions.
  • International Scope We work extensively in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Bulgaria and former Yugoslavia. This enables us to see the “big picture” and uncover transnational criminal organizations involved in the production and trafficking of counterfeit products.

News and Trends

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The techniques of fraudulent brand abusers are continuously evolving around the globe — and so are the preventative measures and tactics of investigators and law enforcement officials. Stay up to date and read our stories about the latest trends in counterfeiting and our successful operations against illegal networks.

Values and Ethics

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We believe in individual solutions for every client and their unique situation. While challenges vary from industry to industry, we rely on our stringent professional ethics, our core values and our well-trained experts.

Integrity

We are experienced at working within the investigative frameworks of our clients. If you do not already have your own rules and regulations related to investigations, you can rely on our integrity and experience. We hold ourselves to the strictest possible standards in the field. The ends do not justify the means.
 
 

Legality

Our company is properly licensed to conduct investigations. We continuously cooperate with the proper authorities and are aware of the applicable legal frameworks. All methods and techniques used in our investigations strictly comply with local laws.

Ethics

We conduct all our investigations in an ethical manner. All employees are obliged to follow the highest ethical standards. Additionally, we observe all codes of conduct or codes of ethics relevant to our clients' needs when planning and conducting investigations.
 
 

Forces

All of our investigators are properly trained and qualified. They are seasoned professionals with police, customs or intelligence backgrounds and have extensive experience fighting economic and intellectual property crimes.

Integrity

We are experienced at working within the investigative frameworks of our clients. If you do not already have your own rules and regulations related to investigations, you can rely on our integrity and experience. We hold ourselves to the strictest possible standards in the field. The ends do not justify the means.
 
 

Legality

Our company is properly licensed to conduct investigations. We continuously cooperate with the proper authorities and are aware of the applicable legal frameworks. All methods and techniques used in our investigations strictly comply with local laws.

Ethics

We conduct all our investigations in an ethical manner. All employees are obliged to follow the highest ethical standards. Additionally, we observe all codes of conduct or codes of ethics relevant to our clients' needs when planning and conducting investigations.
 
 

Forces

All of our investigators are properly trained and qualified. They are seasoned professionals with police, customs or intelligence backgrounds and have extensive experience fighting economic and intellectual property crimes.

Integrity

We are experienced at working within the investigative frameworks of our clients. If you do not already have your own rules and regulations related to investigations, you can rely on our integrity and experience. We hold ourselves to the strictest possible standards in the field. The ends do not justify the means.

Legality

Our company is properly licensed to conduct investigations. We continuously cooperate with the proper authorities and are aware of the applicable legal frameworks. All methods and techniques used in our investigations strictly comply with local laws.

Ethics

We conduct all our investigations in an ethical manner. All employees are obliged to follow the highest ethical standards. Additionally, we observe all codes of conduct or codes of ethics relevant to our clients’ needs when planning and conducting investigations.

Forces

All of our investigators are properly trained and qualified. They are seasoned professionals with police, customs or intelligence backgrounds and have extensive experience fighting economic and intellectual property crimes.

Contact

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We are right at the doorstep to your market and we are open for new challenges. Let us support you to fight back illegal networks who attempt to perpetrate your rights as a brand holder. Do not hesitate and contact us: info@visprobandi.com

Czech Republic

Prague office address:

 

Vis Probandi s.r.o.
Truhlarska 1108/3
11000 Prague
Czech Republic

info@visprobandi.com

Poland

Warsaw office address:

 

Vis Probandi Polska sp. z o.o.
Chalubinskiego 8
00-613 Warsaw
Poland

info@visprobandi.com

Hungary

Budapest office address:

 

Vis Probandi Hungary Kft.
35 Kazinczy utca
H-1075 Budapest
Hungary

info@visprobandi.com

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