Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Imaging Supplies Industry
An Industry In Transition
September 18 – 20, 2016
Marriott Delmar, San Diego, CA
MCCABE ASSOCIATES TO PRESENT A CASE REVIEW OF A COUNTERFEITING INVESTIGATION IN BRAZIL.
McCabe Assoicates is pleased to announce that Clayton Jorge, Country Manager for McCabe Associates in Brazil, with its corporate offices based in São Paulo, will be making a Presentation and Case Review on September 19th at The Imaging Supplies Coalition 16th International Conference, Fraud and Counterfeiting in the Imaging Supplies Industry, in San Diego, California.
The case review is that of an e-Commerce investigation that was conducted on behalf of Canon
that evolved during investigative research on behalf of Canon for the monitoring of sales of counterfeit camera batteries on Mercado Livre (E-Bay).
As a result, the investigation discovered that the vendor was a wholesale seller of a wide variety of electronic components, including counterfeit Canon batteries and chargers. McCabe Associates investigators were able to establish themselves as potential customers looking for photo and computer accessories. The investigation progressed with the meeting of the vendor and discussions of future transactions.
The investigation revealed information about the vendor and his operations. Investigators were led to the vendor’s location of operations in what appeared to be an old, deteriorating building covered in graffiti. However, it was discovered that the structure was solid with an operating call-center, shipping area and storage facilities of a thriving business containing thousands of electronic products which of course included counterfeit products of our client.
McCabe Associates coordinated a Police Raid that yielded the seizures of large quantities of illegal and counterfeit products of Canon and the subsequent closure of the business, shutting down operations, other seizures and the arrest of the vendor and associates.
Clayton W. Jorge – McCabe Associates , Brazil
Clayton Jorge serves as Country Manager for McCabe Associates, Brazil with corporate offices based in Sao Paulo. He is responsible for the office operations in Brazil, managing anti-piracy programs and investigations in country and abroad to global clients. He has participated in numerous anti-piracy trainings, seminars and meetings with State and Federal Government officials all over the country.
Prior to that he served as Legal Manager of MPA-Motion Picture Association where he was responsible for providing legal support for all anti-piracy actions in Brazil and coordinating the communications with authorities. Among his achievements, Clayton led the implementation of the Internet Anti-Piracy Program resulting in the first internet piracy conviction in Brazil.
A native of São Paulo, SP, Clayton received a Law Degree from Universidade Paulista and a Degree in Business Law from Universidade Mackenzie. He has more than 20 years of experience in Intellectual Property and Brand Protection.