Trade in counterfeit goods is an insidious and growing problem worldwide. The OECD recently released a report estimating that trade in counterfeit goods has grown to approximately 2.5 % of world trade (as of 2013) or almost half a trillion dollars.
Jason Daniels is Senior Investigation Manager (Americas) Global Security & Brand Protection for Underwriters Laboratories. Jason explains what it takes to keep the public safe from goods with counterfeit safety testing UL trademarks.
Counterfeiting crimes pose safety concerns for consumers worldwide, requiring coordinated global law enforcement efforts. Beyond safety and reliability, trade in counterfeit goods funds organized crime and terrorism globally, posing additional threats to the public. Underwriters Laboratories has worked with INTERPOL to create training programs to educate law enforcement, regulatory authorities and private sector investigators on intellectual property (IP) crimes and transnational organized IP crime syndicates.
Jason Daniels is the Senior Investigation Manager with Underwriters Laboratories’ Global Security & Brand Protection Unit. His primary responsibility is to facilitate intellectual property theft investigations in the Americas and lend support to the EMEA. Mr. Daniels has focused his efforts on combatting counterfeiting for over 13 years.
Jason wrote curriculum that has been presented throughout the United States concerning fraud investigations and has been a certified law enforcement instructor for over 18 years. Before entering the corporate arena, Mr. Daniels was a sworn law enforcement officer in the State of North Carolina serving his last post as the Special Agent in Charge with the Secretary of State’s Office. He is a graduate of Shaw University and continued his graduate development at the University of Louisville.