If you are interested in offering Intellectual Property investigations service, you should be aware of a few things. Here we have pointed out those few important things, which you should take into consideration.
You should be able to do undercover work
It is important for a private investigator to have the ability to perform undercover works. He/she must be able to do field work and extensive surveillance. For example, the private investigator must have the ability to go undercover and buy the counterfeit items to identify the parties that are involved in counterfeiting operation.
You should have enough knowledge about intellectual property
Although you do not need to know all about intellectual property, you must at least have knowledge about how different kinds of crimes are committed because understanding this will help you in conducting the investigations properly. For instance, to identify all the parties involved in the counterfeiting operation, you should be able to conduct a supply chain investigation for finding out not only the sellers but even the distributors, manufacturers, packagers and others involved. You must even be able to identify the counterfeit products and gather evidence. Collecting proof for civil and /or criminal litigation arising from IP crimes is of utmost necessity.
Having a criminal justice or law enforcement background can be useful for you
Although it is not necessary to have any law enforcement or a criminal justice background, it is helpful if a private investigator wanting to offer Intellectual Property investigations has this kind of a background.