Intellectual Property Investigations
i-Corporate Risk Consultants have extensive experience and knowledge in investigating and resolving brand protection matters globally, such as the manufacture and distribution of counterfeit products, stock loss, parallel imports (grey market product) and illegal printing of trademark products. i-CRC will obtain evidence to support legal action, conduct controlled purchases, liaise with authorities to initiate searches of suspect premises and act as a product expert at raids. i-CRC will provide statements on behalf of clients identifying why a product is counterfeit or a parallel import and attend court when required. i-CRC manage the investigation throughout and continually liaise with the client.
Brand rights holders can protect the integrity of their products when they have registered the appropriate trademarks, and added overt and covert security marks. However this action alone will not solve the problem.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can provide expert guidance and assist in enforcing ongoing brand protection programmes, and can develop anti-counterfeiting strategies to operate alongside a brand protection programme. If no programme exists, i-CRC’s years of experience, gained globally over the past three decades can assist to develop a programme suitable for your business.
i-CRC can provide advice on the most efficient and cost effective use of overt/covert security features. i-CRC gather intelligence from the market, identify new trends, obtain evidence in order that enforcement action can be taken and police the market.
i-CRC conducts training seminars throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa to legal authorities on behalf of clients. Complacency is everyone’s enemy and can prove to be very costly.
Despite careful planning, it is increasingly difficult to safeguard your company from fraudulent or damaging activities, via internal or external sources. i-Corporate Risk Consultants provide a corporate investigation and security service that is discreet and confidential when investigating internal fraud or security matters and will discover all possible facts pertinent to the investigation, advising on solutions and actions. Corporate investigations include fraud, cross-border intelligence gathering and pre-litigation. i-CRC can also investigate company and directors past and recent history providing up to date intelligence.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants offer a discreet due diligence service that covers checking the credentials, and records, of companies and individuals in the United Kingdom and on an international basis. Many companies fail to check credentials and qualifications of individuals or companies and subsequently pay a heavy price.
Intelligence Gathering & Analysis
i-Corporate Risk Consultants provide a discreet and professional intelligence gathering and analysis service. i-CRC will provide reports that can be followed visually giving an immediate picture of the subject matter. This enables the reader to make an informed appraisal of the situation.
Physical Security Surveys
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can conduct physical security surveys in order to identify the vulnerabilities of any organisation. This process involves reviewing existing security arrangements to determine vulnerabilities, processes, storage, destruction procedures and providing advice on improving existing access control and physical security. i-CRC have no allegiance or agreements with companies supplying security equipment. i-CRC will recommend what is best for you or your company within a specified budget. i-CRC give clients the choice.
Technical Surveillance/Counter Measures (Sweeps)
i-Corporate Risk Consultants will carry out technical surveillance countermeasures in order to prevent the potentially devastating consequence of confidential information being stolen. Boardrooms, directors, senior managers’ offices, other key office staff such as secretary’s, administrators should be checked regularly. Technical surveillance should be conducted prior and during key meetings.
Security and risk reduction should be a key factor in all companies especially those who outsource the manufacture, shipping, storage and distribution of products, whether locally, regionally or globally. i-Corporate Risk Consultants specialise in security risk assessments as security does not come in a package. Many factors need to be taken into consideration when making assessments and recommendations. i-CRC can assist in all aspects pertaining to security and risk reduction.
i-CRC recommend different solutions to rectify the immediate problem and potential future issues, this is done with the understanding that in some cases there will always be a risk but it should be an identifiable risk that is controlled. In today’s world, security cannot be rigid it has to be flexible whilst meeting the level of security required.
i-CRC believe that ongoing assessments are needed so that the level of security can be adapted to meet the changing environment, it also helps in countering complacency, some control is better than none.
Crisis Management Planning and Response
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can implement a well defined crisis management programme, which will allow you to mitigate the potentially disastrous effects of an incident. Such a programme allows you to provide for: effective coordination of activities among the organisations having a management/response role; early warning and clear instructions to all concerned if a crisis occurs; continued assessment of actual and potential consequences of the crisis; continuity of business operations during and immediately after the crisis.
Pre-employment and Education Screening
In considering the employment of an individual or a person you wish to do business with, you will be interested in checking his/her or their stated personal background. i-Corporate Risk Consultants will conduct checks which provide an invaluable objective validation of residence, studies, qualifications, friends, enemies, business activities and court judgments.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can arrange Personal Protection Operatives (bodyguards), worldwide. Protection operatives are fully accredited, experienced, discreet and confidential.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can advise on threats received by companies or individuals and preventive actions to be taken including liaison with law enforcement. This should form part of any company’s contingency plan in today’s climate.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can assist in reviewing or testing your current contingency plan. i-CRC can assist in drawing up a new contingency plan based on the current climate and expectations.
Physical Penetration Testing
How good is your security, Physical, procedural and human weaknesses are identified and tested; in some cases the vulnerabilities become apparent when these three components do not work together. On completion of testing, any exposures are debriefed, reported and recommendations given to rectify and if necessary train out.
Live Crisis Management Exercise
A real life scenario set up to test the reaction and capability of the senior management team. How they adapt and deal with a rapidly and dynamically changing situation, affecting staff, daily business, media issues, HR/Family support issues and reputational issues.
i-Corporate Risk Consultants can conduct audits to ensure fraudulent activities or claims are not being made. i-CRC provides evidence of any malpractices, parallel trading or bid misuse. Audit programmes can be tailored to suit a clients needs.