Intellectual Property (IP) Crime Investigation

We Investigate Illicit Goods

Digitpol investigates Intellectual Property crimes, often referred to as “Fake Parts or Fake Goods” from start to finish by buying fake goods in person or online, conducting surveillance to trace illegal manufactures and assisting with the final stages, seizure of production of material and removal of on-line shops. We specialize  in the take-down of websites and e-stores hosting illicit and copyright content.

Digitpol’s IP Crime team are highly specialized in the covert purchasing of counterfeit goods. Once the goods are purchased, we analyze them in a forensic lab in order to detail in a report the differences between the purchased goods and the authentic goods. This process has led to criminal convictions in several countries.

Digitpol has analysed thousands of fake goods such as copied software, fake hardware, fake clothing, fake car parts, automotive parts, and fake computer parts. Digitpol is focused on the investigation of counterfeit automotive safety components and our Intellectual Property experts work with all vehicle major manufactures. We operate in cooperation with Police and International Intellectual Property and paten specialists. Illicit goods are a great risk to safety and modern society.

We Trace Sellers and Production of Fake Goods

We specialize in covert controlled buying of illicit goods from suspected rogue sellers, once the goods are purchased, we conduct forensic analysis which is covered in a video of seized illegal goods providing detailed evidence and comprehensive analysis, in which has led to criminal convictions in several countries. Our operations are fully recorded and detailed. Our reports have led to the convictions in several countries in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Controlled Purchasing

Digitpol’s IP Crime team are highly specialized in the covert purchasing of counterfeit goods. Once the goods are purchased, we analyze them in a forensic lab in order to detail in a report the differences between the purchased goods and the authentic goods. This process has led to criminal convictions in several countries.

Forensic Analysis

Digitpol has analyzed thousands of counterfeit components such as hardware, software, moldings, microchips, design and physical objects. We conduct forensic analysis of seized illegal goods providing detailed evidence and comprehensive analysis, in which has led to criminal convictions in several countries. We conduct computer forensics on seized devices such as HDD, Flash memories, EEPROM and other storage devices where code is saved. We compare source code with original and deliver a forensic report on the infringement.

Global Enforcement Team

When working with Digitpol’s IP Crime Unit, you will be assigned a dedicated account manager and enforcement team that speaks your language, we can assist you in over 100 countries and in all languages with our partner network. Our Internet SEARCH platform can detect your brand infringement in seconds, our team investigates counterfeit sellers, distribution, manufactures and resellers. We gather the evidence needed to press charges locally and internationally. We enforce and stop piracy.

What is IP Crime?

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorization of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement.

Our Solutions

Controlled Buying

Digitpol’s IP Crime team are highly specialized in the covert purchasing of counterfeit goods. Once the goods are purchased, we analyze them in a forensic lab in order to detail in a report the differences between the purchased goods and the authentic goods. This process has led to criminal convictions in several countries.

Digitpol has analysed thousands of counterfeit components such as hardware, software, mouldings, microchips, design and physical objects. We conduct forensic analysis of seized illegal goods providing detailed evidence and comprehensive analysis, in which has led to criminal convictions in several countries. We conduct computer forensics on seized devices such as HDD, Flash memories, EEPROM and other storage devices where code is saved. We compare source code with original and deliver a forensic report on the infringement. 

Global Enforcement Team

When working with Digitpol’s IP Crime Unit, you will be assigned a dedicated account manager and enforcement team that speaks your language, we can assist you in over 100 countries and in all languages with our partner network. Our Internet SEARCH platform can detect your brand infringement in seconds, our team investigates counterfeit sellers, distribution, manufactures and resellers. We gather the evidence needed to press charges locally and internationally. We enforce and stop piracy.

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Our Expertise

Counterfeit Tools

Digitpol is an International leader in the fight against the manufacturing, sale and distribution of Counterfeit Automotive Parts & Software. We investigate Diagnostic Tools, Repair Manuals & Software, Illegal tools used to manipulate immobilisers, Counterfeit Airbags, Modules & Steering wheels, Brake parts and ABS sensors.

We conduct controlled purchases and “evidence buying” and follow up with comprehensive and detailed forensic analysis on obtained automotive software, such as diagnostic tools, repair and software databases to determine manipulations in source code, modifications and identify the counterfeit elements.

Counterfeit Software

Digitpol has analysed thousands of counterfeit automotive safety components and our Intellectual Property experts work with all major vehicle manufacturers. We operate in cooperation with Police and International Intellectual Property and patent specialists. Automotive illicit goods are a great risk to safety and modern society.

Illicit Vehicle Parts

We investigate Automotive Intellectual Property crimes, often referred to as “Fake Car Parts” from start to finish by tracing illegal manufactures to litigation with removal of on-line shops selling counterfeit car parts, software and take-down of websites and stores hosting illicit and copyright automotive content. At Digitpol’s IP Crime team we conduct investigations in cooperation with Law Enforcement agencies followed up by covert purchasing of counterfeit goods. We conduct forensic analysis of seized illegal goods providing detailed evidence and comprehensive analysis, which has led to criminal convictions in several countries.

IP Crime Stats & Charts

Stats & Charts


According to the study of Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB) of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) counterfeit Goods make up 5 to 7% of World Trade, Counterfeiting is one of the fastest growing economic crimes worldwide. It threatens the economies of developed and developing countries alike, damages new investment, and increasingly endangers public health and safety. Technological advances mean counterfeiters have become more sophisticated. Today, a huge range of items are counterfeited, from clothing and pharmaceuticals to car parts and agrochemicals.@Counterfeiting Intelligence Bureau (CIB)

Europol states, The international trade in counterfeit products represents up to 2.5 % of world trade, or as much as EUR 338 billion, according to 2013 data. Put in perspective, this is the equivalent of Austria’s GDP, or the combined GDP of Ireland and the Czech Republic. The impact of counterfeiting is particularly high in the European Union, where counterfeit and pirated products make up to 5 % of imports, or as much as EUR 85 billion. @Europol