We connect the WORLD – HOWELL Brand Intelligence platform covers your full brand exposure to protect your sales, reputation, and customers against infringements.  Go beyond take down: TAKE CONTROL


David G. Howell

At Howell & Associates, we utilize a Holistic System of Brand Protection and eCommerce. From creation to completion, we teach brands how to build brand protection programs that lead to significant amounts of revenue saved each year.

Our team of intellectual property professionals specialize in brand protection, channel compliance, and intellectual property development and enforcement. Collectively, we have more than fifty years of experience in the product distribution, intellectual property, education, and brand protection industries. This leads to a focused and unique approach that addresses complex issues facing brand owners, distributors, and sellers of all sizes in today’s marketplace.

At Howell and Associates, we specialize in cleaning up distribution channel compliance and improving product distribution.  Because there is no “one size fits all” or “silver bullet” solution, we customize our processes to a brand’s particular needs that reduce or even eliminate unauthorized product sales. Examples of actions we take include:

  • Analyze the marketplace, including previous enforcement and cleanup activities
  • Analyze existing policies and procedures and make best-practice recommendations regarding distribution channel establishment and maintenance (these policies and procedures are essential in working with online third-party marketplaces, customs, and other enforcement agencies)
  • Identify and investigate unauthorized product sales
  • Determine leaks in authorized distribution channels to identify how authentic product finds its way to improper marketplaces
  • Identify counterfeit or masquerading product and assist the brand in-house compliance team in removing these products from the market
  • Assist the brand in-house compliance team in channel compliance actions to remove unauthorized product listings, unauthorized sellers, and sales price violations
  • Assist the brand in-house compliance team continue to monitor sales and distribution channels, maintain clean channels, and respond to new market conditions
  • The bottom line, we are here to help you protect your brand!

Our tEAM

David G. Howell

Managing Partner - Founder

Dave guides brands in all aspects of brand and intellectual property protection.  From creation to completion, Dave teaches brands how to build a brand protection programs that save millions of dollars annually.

Maurice Matsumori

Sales, Marketing & Education - Partner

For the past 20 years, Maurice has led initiatives in leadership, employee, and organizational development.

Denise M.

Brand Protection & Investigation

Denise has 20 years of investigation, brand management and intellectual property experience encompassing both online and “boots on the ground” strategies.  

Brandi O.

Business Development
Brand Protection

Brandy O. serves as a client point of contact for investigations, enforcement and learning initiatives.  She is an avid eCommerce consumer and committed to ensuring brand integrity and channel compliance.

Claudia A.

Finance &

Claudia manages billing, accounting, and other finance needs, specifically working to help keep costs down for our clients.

Bryan Taylor

Business Development

Bryan is part of the business development team at David Howell. Bryan coordinates with team leaders to establish a working relationship with our clients.

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