There are host of technology interventions which are likely to disrupt the brand protection space and make the fight against counterfeits a real effective fight.
On the IP protection & legal side, there are tools being developed using AI & ML, to intelligently read the journals and suggest/undertake the possible remedies & actions. In the online space, there are tools which use image recognition, big data, various other logics (like price variations etc) to identify possible counterfeits & look- alike products.
While some of these tools assist the human intervention but others can possibly replace many human interventions and bring in efficiency at a much lower costs. There could be a possible scenario where process automation and tools can change the dynamics of the IP protection.
On the social side, we see a clear disruption, which can be brought out by bringing in accountability in the trade channels by way of social interventions and online shaming of the involved personnel & entities. This is long a process but already starting to happen. The cascading impact of this is expected to be very quick. Social media and activism on the social channels are very big drivers for these social disruptions.
www.brandsandfakes.com online platform uses many such tools and interventions to bring efficiency and controls for an effective drive against counterfeits.
Brands and Fakes has aligned the capabilities of the service delivery eco system with the industry verticals, so that the Brands under various industry verticals and sub verticals are able to get services from expertise in their specific domains.