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FUSION 85 was established in 2008 by Keith Cawkwell and Paul Warren and specialises in intellectual property and brand protection investigations. We work for a wide range of clients from both the public and private sector, including some of the worlds leading brands, international law firms, law enforcement agencies and a wide range of small and medium sized enterprises.

We deliver innovative intelligence led pro-active and re-active investigations, on time, in budget and always with integrity, transparency and professionalism.

 

Our team are our greatest asset.  Our experienced investigators are drawn from a UK law enforcement background, supported by our global expert network, enabling us to respond quickly to our clients needs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

 

We frequently work in conjunction with a number of national and international law enforcement agencies including Interpol, Europol, the World Customs Organisation (WCO),

the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Guardia Civil, the Guardia di Finanza (GdF), French Customs, FIOD and Hong Kong Customs.

All FUSION 85 investigators have successfully completed a course of professional studies and hold the Interpol IP Crime Investigators College (IIPCIC) certificate to a minimum of Intermediate standard.  In addition FUSION 85 is:

 

  • ISO 9001 : 2008 – Quality Management Systems – certified since 2013
  • A member of The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) – ‘Specialist Services’ section
  • Registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) – registration number:  Z1689033

LEADERSHIP

PAUL WARREN

Director and Co-Founder

 

Paul is an accomplished manager and investigator with over 30 years experience in the public and private sectors.

Paul’s police career at Scotland Yard predominately focused on pro-active investigations into serious and organised, national and transnational crime and included postings to elite squads including the Regional Crime Squad, the Drugs Squad and the National Crime Squad.

In 2000 Paul joined the International Federation of Phonographic Industry investigation (IFPI), case managing and coordinating international anti piracy cases for member companies.  Paul quickly rose to European Enforcement Coordinator and later Central Enforcement Coordinator where he managed a number of high profile international cases involving digital media.  He jointly led and delivered the music industries partnership project with Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and American Express, the forerunner of today’s successful payment termination platforms.

Paul regularly presents at the Interpol International Law Enforcement IP Crime Conference and the UK IP Expo.  He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).  Paul is a former national Police surveillance instructor and holds a City and Guilds Further & Adult Teachers Certificate.  He has completed the Interpol IP Crime Investigators College course to intermediate level and has been an active member of the Colleges advisory group since 2011..

 

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Keith is a Director and co-founder of FUSION 85.

A former Scotland Yard career detective, he spent the last 10 years of his Police career serving with the South East Regional Crime Squad, National Crime Squad and the Metropolitan Police ‘Flying Squad’, primarily investigating serious and organised crime at a national and transnational level.

In 2006 Keith joined the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), initially as Senior Investigator where he was responsible for the investigation and case management of International investigations to the prejudice of the global music industry.

Two years later Keith was promoted to the role of IFPI Central Intelligence Co-ordinator with responsibility and management of the global intelligence unit, working extensively with and providing training and liaison for global Customs and international law enforcement agencies.

He is a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a former national Police surveillance trainer, a conflict resolution trainer and a member of the International Association of Auto Theft Investigators (IAATI).  In his free time Keith enjoys the great outdoors, triathlon and open source technology.

KEITH CAWKWELL

Director and Co-Founder

 

Michael is widely recognised as an expert on International illicit trade, including IP theft and trademark infringement.

He has written and presented extensively on the subject and now acts as an International Advisor on Illicit Trade, where he supports initiatives to raise awareness of the influences and involvement of organised crime.

With a focus on training and capacity building, he is the Chairman of the International IP Crime Investigators College, a learning platform that provides blended learning to over 12,000 students globally.

He has over 40 years experience in enforcement in both the public and private sector and was formally a Detective with Scotland Yard in London and served with the Metropolitan Police fighting against serious International and Organized crime for 20 years.

Since 1996 he has been engaged in Global illicit trade enforcement, investigations, capacity building and training efforts.  He also has wide experience in providing private sector companies with risk assessments, intellectual property reviews and advice on potential solutions and remedies.

He is the former Assistant Director of Police Services at INTERPOL, and was the Head of the INTERPOL Traffic in Illicit Goods and Counterfeit program.  During this time his core responsibilities were to manage and coordinate INTERPOL’s global strategy to fight against illicit trade and counterfeiting infringement, and was leading the police organisations international efforts in this area.

He is a Fellow of Michigan State University A-CAPP Centre, a Global center of excellence, by delivering a comprehensive portfolio of research projects and outreach activities aimed at providing industry and government partners with evidence-based lessons focused on prevention and response to product counterfeiting, IP protection and brand protection issues.

He is Senior Advisor to the Swiss based ‘Cross-border Research Association’, CBRA, an independent research institute that advises the EU Commission, on advanced supply chain security, crime prevention, risk management, coordinated border management, and public-private co-operation research, training and consulting in the context of global supply chains and logistics systems.

Michael has a Master’s degree in Social Science, where he specifically researched the extensive links between organized crime illicit trade and counterfeiting.

MICHAEL ELLIS

Director

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