About the Author

John Pollard and David F. McGowan

John Pollard is a former manager of worldwide investigations for Tiffany &Co. Prior to Tiffany, Pollard was a regional loss prevention manager for Bed, Bath & Beyond. He has also held LP positions with Toys “R” Us, Lord & Taylor, and Neiman Marcus. He began his career as an investigator for Macy’s East.

David F. McGowan is the vice president of worldwide security services for Tiffany & Co. He oversees three directors who managedistribution and strategic planning, New York and manufacturingoperations, and retail branches worldwide. McGowan’s team implements and manages global physical security, awareness, and investigation programs as well as emergency and incident management programs. He has been practicing loss prevention for the past 20+ years in the discount, home improvement, and luxury retail segments.

Articles by John Pollard and David F. McGowan

Counterfeit Goods and Trademark Enforcement

Retail Fraud

Counterfeit Goods and Trademark Enforcement

According to statistics from the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), the total value of intellectual property (IP) rights-related seizures was about $1.22 billion in 2014. Leading IP abuse investigators predicted that the estimated value of cross-border trade in counterfeit goods and pirated physical products would reach nearly $1.77 trillion in 2015,

Trademark Enforcement

Retail Fraud

Trademark Enforcement

In the early part of November 2002, we received a call from an informant indicating she had information on counterfeit Tiffany & Co. merchandise sold at “home parties” in a suburb of a major city in Ohio. The caller claimed that one woman organized the parties and made a large