Timothy Santoni, CPI â€“ President & CEO
Tim is responsible for the firmâ€™s overall operations. Since joining the firm in 2001, Tim has directed thousands of undercover purchases and provided declarations in support of the issuance of temporary restraining orders and seizure orders in anti-counterfeiting matters, and has coordinated many raids for the seizure of counterfeit goods based on court orders. He also assists brand owners with the preparation of anti-counterfeit programs, including brand manuals to assist investigators and law enforcement to readily identify counterfeit items and consulting with brand owners and luxury goods manufacturers on loss prevention strategies. He is a recognized expert in anti-counterfeit civil seizures and has served as an expert witness on the topic. Tim holds a Bachelorâ€™s degree from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a licensed private investigator and registered process server in the state of California, and has earned his certified private investigator designation (CPI) from the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). He is an active member of CALI, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
Michael Santoni â€“ COO
Mike joined National Trademark Investigations in 2001, bringing with him more than 20 years prior experience as president of Los Angeles-based private investigation firm Santoni Investigations. Mikeâ€™s role at NTI includes personally conducting intellectual property investigations such as trademark clearance, licensure compliance, anti-counterfeiting, trademark acquisition and negotiated domain name acquisition. He earned his Bachelorâ€™s degree in Criminal Justice from California State University at Long Beach and is licensed as a private investigator. He is an active member of industry organizations including the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), the Southern California Fraud Investigators Association, the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC), and has been featured at a speaker at numerous industry conferences.
The staff investigators of National Trademark Investigations average nearly 20 years experience in the insurance and legal field, totaling many tens of thousands of investigations completed. Our investigators are experts in trademark investigations, domain name acquisition, trademark acquisition and the acquisition and preparation of evidence for use in anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy seizures.
By Phone: (949) 900-3435 or (347) 688-5684