Investigations and Human Intelligence

We proudly believe this is what stands us apart from any other Brand Protection service!
C3i have been, and continue to be, involved in numerous high-profile and complex investigations on behalf of our clients and have the ability to undertake overt and covert investigations across all operating areas. 


All investigations are carried out by experienced investigators, all of whom originate from either a law enforcement or intelligence background and who ensure all enquiries are conducted to the highest evidential standards and legally compliant in whichever country or jurisdictional region they are engaged in.

The investigation principles and protocols C3i Europe adhere to as standard, including the use of covert sources, have been a proven success and ensure that, in every case, the requirements and reputation of the client is the priority.

C3i Europe will, in conjunction, with our civil litigation partners, undertake a process to recover the value of the intellectual property obtained by the unlawful conduct of the individuals or companies involved in the production, distribution and sale of the clients branded products.

“……I don’t know how they keep doing it? Where we draw a blank, Team C3i get police engaged, a crime reference and on occasions regional operations rooms mobilise officers to take real action, cause real disruption, get real results!” (UK HQ, Global Brand)

Our Services

The scope of C3i Europe’s activities, along with the use of highly trained and experienced operatives and enhanced by a technical and administrative support group, provides for an extremely resourceful and immediate investigative response to problem areas at all levels.

Our innovative approach is designed to the client’s requirements to support and enhance their own brand protection strategy and process and will ensure a reduction in the availability of counterfeit product and number of individuals or companies infringing the clients intellectual property and deliver a tangible return on investment.