TKM International Consulting | Brand Protection | Russia | Ukraine | CIS

COMPLETE
BRAND PROTECTION

We fight counterfeits in the online and offline markets
of Russia, Ukraine, and the CIS

Whole range of anti-counterfeiting services
Cooperation with government agencies
Full legal support
Strategy Consulting
Find out how many counterfeits of your brand have been detected. It is free of charge
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CLIENT CASES
435 000 litres of counterfeit alcohol have been destroyed over 3 years
Client
A large producer of alcohol.
Problem
According to data received from government agencies, the share of counterfeit alcohol reached 70% of the total market. There was a significant drop in sales in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Georgia, and Kyrgyzstan. Counterfeit alcohol products are particularly dangerous since they put consumers’ health and lives at risk.
Solution
The TKM сompany became the representative of the right holder on the territories of the above-mentioned countries. The work was carried out in many directions and consisted of online monitoring, collaborating with government agencies, checking offline retail sites, and seizure of production sites and warehouses. The trademark was registered in the Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects (Russian abbreviation — TROIS). In conjunction with customs authorities, import of bottles, bottle caps, and labels for counterfeit products was stopped at the border. Online stores’ pages that had been distributing counterfeits were blocked.
Result
The share of counterfeit alcohol has decreased, while the sales have increased. The damages have been recovered. Over the entire period of cooperation, more than 435 000 litres of counterfeit alcohol have been seized and destroyed. Over 300 trials have been held.
Work starts with one detected counterfeit product.
187 000 units of fake luxury cosmetics and perfumes have been destroyed over 3 years
Client
A well-known French company that owns several brands of luxury cosmetics, perfumes, and accessories.
Problem
Due to the distribution of counterfeit products, the company faced a significant drop in sales in Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. Counterfeiting of cosmetics and perfumes is dangerous since a consumer may not realize that they have purchased a fake. Fakes can be sold under the guise of the original products and at the original price. That causes a double decrease in sales: due to the substitution of original products for counterfeit ones on the market and the subsequent loss of the brand’s reputation.
Solution
The TKM company became the representative of the right holder. The trademark was registered in the Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects. Thanks to cooperation with the customs authorities, import of counterfeit products was stopped. In conjunction with law enforcement agencies, the TKM operative department carried out a number of operations for each detected counterfeit case: test purchases, independent examinations, and seizures and destruction of counterfeit products. Online stores, both the ones with private domains and the ones that use social networking platforms, were detected and blocked.
Result
The sales have increased and the brand’s reputation has been protected. Over the entire period of cooperation, 101 948 units of counterfeit products have been identified and destroyed in Russia, 78 455 in Ukraine, 7 379 in Kazakhstan. More than 250 criminal and administrative cases have been initiated.
Work starts with one detected counterfeit product.
225 000 units of fake apparel and accessories have been destroyed over 4 years
Client
A famous French luxury brand of apparel, footwear, and accessories.
Problem
The share of counterfeit products reached a critical level in the markets of Russia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. The company faced a significant drop in sales. Since fakes of the brand’s apparel, footwear, and bags are in demand, the right holder suffered significant damages and the brand’s reputation was undermined.
Solution
The TKM company became the representative of the right holder on the territories of the above-mentioned countries. The trademark was registered in the Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects and due to cooperation with the customs authorities import of counterfeit products was stopped. In conjunction with law enforcement agencies, the TKM operative department checked a number of offline retail sites and warehouses. For each detected counterfeit case, the following operations were carried out: test purchases, independent examinations, and seizures and destruction of counterfeit products. Online stores’ pages that had been distributing counterfeits were blocked.
Result
The share of counterfeits has decreased, while the sales have increased. The damages have been recovered and the brand’s reputation has been protected. Over the entire period of cooperation, 169 831 units of counterfeit products have been identified and destroyed in Russia, 45 406 in Ukraine, 9 763 in Kazakhstan. More than 320 criminal and administrative cases have been initiated. More than 46 criminal and administrative cases have been initiated over 2 years.
Work starts with one detected counterfeit product.
More than 46 criminal and administrative cases have been initiated over 2 years
Client
A luxury wrist watch brand.
Problem
A large number of counterfeit products appeared on the market in Russia and the brand’s reputation was seriously undermined. The company faced a drop in sales due to the unwillingness of high-profile customers to purchase products that were no longer perceived as elite.
Solution
The TKM company became the representative of the right holder in Russia. The TKM team in conjunction with law enforcement agencies checked retail sites in the offline market of all regions of the Russian Federation and seized counterfeit products. Significant work was carried out on the online market and, as a result, online stores, both the ones with private domains and the ones that use social networking platforms, were detected and blocked.
Result
The sales have increased and the brand’s reputation has been protected. The damages have been recovered. Over the entire period of cooperation, more than 450 units of counterfeit products have been seized and destroyed. More than 46 criminal and administrative cases have been initiated.
Work starts with one detected counterfeit product.
WE HAVE BEEN FIGHTING COUNTERFEITING
FOR FAMOUS LUXURY BRANDS FOR MORE THAN 6 YEARS
Complete Brand Protection
Online brand protection
Monitoring and analysis of websites and social media accounts, takedown of all the fraudulent and fake websites, prevention of fishing
Offline brand protection
Identification of counterfeit production sites and distribution chains, cessation of their operation at any stage (production — storage — sale)
Full legal support
Confiscation and destruction of counterfeit products, damage recovery in favour of the right holders that covers the client’s court expenses
Protection from counterfeit and parallel imports
Registration of trademarks in Customs Register of Intellectual Property Objects to stop counterfeit and grey market products at the border
Brand protection from inside threats
Anonymous verification of counterparties, protection of confidential information, comprehensive financial and legal expertise
ANTI-COUNTERFEITING SOLUTIONS
IN VARIOUS SECTORS

ALCOHOL

PERFUMES
AND COSMETICS
APPAREL, FOOTWEAR, ACCESSORIES
WATCHES
TOBACCO
AND CIGARETTES

PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES AND ELECTRONICS

CHILDRENS'
PRODUCTS

STRATEGY CONSULTING SERVICES FOR

BANKS AND FINANCIAL ORGANISATIONS

TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES

RETAIL
BUSINESSES

TOGETHER WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES TKM HAS DISCOVERED MORE THAN
580 000
bottles of
fake alcohol
300 000
units of fake apparel
and accessories
12 000
fake
watches
255 000
fake perfumes
and cosmetics
250 000
Internet resources with
counterfeits blocked
5 000

administrative and criminal cases successfully completed

> €500 000
collected for right
holders
WHY DO FAMOUS
LUXURY BRANDS TRUST US?
100+ brands
PARTNERS
Own in-house operative department with specialists having extensive work experience in law enforcement to fight against counterfeiting. We do not use third-party services.
A wide network of professional contacts allows us to receive quick responses from law enforcement agencies.
Complete privacy for clients. We do not use our clients’ names for self-promotion.
Communication with clients in 3 languages — French, English, and Russian.
Tailor-made solutions based on clients’ individual needs and requirements and extensive work experience in the market.
COUNTRIES OF OPERATION
We fight counterfeit products on the territories
of the following countries:
zero
Russia
38/1A Bolshaya Pochtovaya St.
Moscow, 105082, Russia
Ukraine
44 Mykhailivs'ka St., office 204
Odessa, 65005, Ukraine
26
45
Kazakhstan
7 Al-Farabi Avenue
Nurly Tau Business Center
office 295, block 5A, 23rd floor
Almaty, 050059, Kazakhstan
49
43
Belarus

The office in Minsk will be open in 2020

Azerbaijan

The office in Baku will be open in 2021

Armenia

The office in Yerevan will be open in 2021

Georgia

The office in Tbilisi will be open in 2022

Kyrgyzstan

172 Moskovskaya St., office 204
Bishkek, 720010, Kyrgyzstan

Uzbekistan

The office in Tashkent will be open in 2021

EXPERTISE

Key account managers are utterly dedicated to share their extensive knowledge

TECHNOLOGY

Clients are provided with access to an online platform to track progress

TRANSPARENCY

We regularly provide detailed reports to inform our clients of the latest updates on all counterfeit cases

SEVERAL DEPARTMENTS OF EXPERIENCED
PROFESSIONALS WORK ON EACH CASE
OPERATIVE DEPARTMENT
LEGAL DEPARTMENT
DIGITAL DEPARTMENT
CUSTOMS DEPARTMENT
KEY ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
STRATEGY CONSULTING DEPARTMENT
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MANY COUNTERFEITS OF YOUR BRAND HAVE BEEN DETECTED. IT IS FREE OF CHARGE.

You will receive a report that includes:

  • number of counterfeit products found in a region
  • distribution channels (online and offline)
  • assessment of damages caused by fakes
  • recommendations on fighting counterfeiting
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