Case study of an IP raid

Binny Kalra recounts the challenges and dangers of search and seizure missions in India.

A few weeks earlier a cluster of trading establishments was identified and investigated for dealing in counterfeit Ray- Ban frames. The traders were operating out of tiny shops in a congested wholesale market with narrow lanes and teeming crowds. Four establishments sold the goods to an investigator without invoices – a common practice in the vast unorganized Indian market.

This article was published in India Business Law Journal May 2010.

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