Addison, Texas (ots/PRNewswire) – Authentix, the authority in the field of authentication and information services, has announced the acquisition of Asia’s leading online provider of trademark and content rights protection, Strategic IP Information Pte Ltd (SIPI).
For over a decade, SIPI has provided state-of-the-art services that allow brands to track unauthorized channels for counterfeit products and manufacturers of such products using its proprietary online tools and a range of services. This also includes physical enforcement and piracy removal. With its team of dedicated analysts and a sophisticated technology platform, SIPI can quickly identify infringement and counterfeiting data and generate consolidated, insightful reports for its growing customer base of brand owners so that action can be taken immediately. SIPI currently serves over 200 brands worldwide and works in partnership with numerous large international law firms. The company’s teams are based in New Delhi, Shenzhen, Paris, New York and Geneva.
“This strategic acquisition expands our portfolio of digital security technologies to include anti-counterfeiting and content rights solutions and increases the scope of our brand protection offering for our customers,” said Kevin McKenna, CEO of Authentix, and added: “The integration from other online investigative and copyright protection services is a key element of our growth plan and SIPI is a high quality company that perfectly fits the capabilities and strategic direction of Authentix. “
SIPI founder and chairman Bharat Dube (who previously served as the anti-counterfeiting director for the Richemont Group) said, “We are very proud to work with the highly talented and experienced team at Authentix The combination of the state-of-the-art Track & Trace solutions from Authentix with the online and offline enforcement solutions we have developed should offer the world’s leading brands extremely secure protection. “
SIPI CEO Bharat Kapoor added, “We are confident that with the support and backing of Authentix we will become the world’s leading provider of online trademark protection.”
SIPI will remain a separate business unit and will retain its respective brands. The planned integration into the Authentix group of companies is intended to further expand the joint strategic offering and SIRI will gain access to Authentix’s larger sales platform.
Information on SIPI:
SIPI, headquartered in Singapore, provides Fortune 500 companies in the luxury goods, fashion, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, spirits, manufacturing, automotive and media industries with fully managed online services for protecting brands, monitoring and enforcing content rights. SIPI also operates Veri-Site, the world’s leading provider of high risk information related to fraudulent websites, intellectual property theft, cybercrime, web-enabled transnational organized crime and sanctioned companies operating online. SIPI’s O2O (“Online-to-Offline”) division focuses on investigation and offline enforcement in China, India and several other Asian countries.
Information about Authentix:
As an authority for authentication solutions, Authentix works successfully in tasks in complex supply chains. Authentix provides advanced authentication solutions for governments, central banks and commercial firms to ensure local economies grow, banknote security is guaranteed and commercial products have solid market opportunities. Authentix’s partnership approach and proven sector expertise enable proactive innovation – helping clients mitigate risk to increase revenue growth and gain competitive advantage. Authentix, Inc. is headquartered in Addison, Texas, USA and has offices in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa serving customers around the world. Please visit https://www.authentix.com for more information. Authentix® is a registered trademark of Authentix, Inc.
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