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Another Excellent Anti-Counterfeit Result

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  • Really excellent result by the SURELOCK team working with West Sussex Trading Standards, raiding the home address of a prolific eBay seller and seizing thousands of music artists counterfeits, well done to all involved.

     

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Surelock Team Assist in Keeping Fakes Off the Streets of Camden

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    SURELOCK team together with other members of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group assisting the Police and Trading Standards to keep the fakes off the streets of Camden on behalf of our clients.

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Ron Harrison of Surelock appointed ABI President-Elect 2019-2020

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  • Surelock and the Association of British Investigators, are both very proud to announce the appointment as President-Elect for 2019-2020 the highly respected member and Governing Council Discipline Officer, Ron HARRISON.

    Ron has been a member of the ABI since November 2009, initially attending branch meetings, then got more involved sitting on selection panels for new members, in May 2018 became a member of the General Council and was appointed the Discipline Chairman.

    https://www.theabi.org.uk/news/abi-president-elect-2019-2020

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Surelock – another tremendous result

SURELOCK working with West Yorkshire Trading Standards on behalf of our clients TRAP (Trademark and Rights holders Against Piracy) protecting the music artists

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    Stephen Clarkson, director of Custom Design UK Ltd, was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Bradford Crown Court.

    Following information received in 2016 from Surelock, which represents numerous trademark holders that Custom Design UK Ltd was selling counterfeit clothing through an eBay account.

    West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) seized, during an inspection in January 2017 of the registered office of Custom Design UK Ltd, items of clothing & heat transfers bearing music and sporting trademarks including US football teams, such as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

    A computer also seized by WYTS, was found to contain software used to create the heat transfers.

    Clarkson pleaded guilty to 14 charges relating to the supply of counterfeit band T-shirts such as The Stone Roses and Metallica.

    David Lodge, Head of WYTS said: “We welcome the punishment given to Mr Clarkson as it sends a warning to others that counterfeiting is a serious crime and will not be tolerated.”

    https://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/16835033.man-who-sold-counterfeit-clothing-on-ebay-avoids-immediate-jail-sentence

    https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/hard-working-family-man-caught-15137252

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Leicester Counterfeiter receives 21-month suspended sentence

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  • As a result of thorough investigative work by Surelock dating back to 2015 undertaken on behalf of Trade Mark Holders, Ian Buckley (56), who ran clothing shop Quirk in Leicester city centre was charged with and subsequently admitted 36 offences under the Trade Marks Act.

    The 36 offences related to printing and dishonestly selling tens of thousands of items such as T-shirts and hooded tops bearing the names of bands such as Led Zeppelin & Iron Maiden, as well as US sports teams including LA Lakers & Dallas Cowboys.

    This represents an estimated loss of hundreds of thousands of pounds to the trademark owners.

    Buckley, was given a 21-month suspended jail sentence and ordered to do 200 hours of unpaid work, Judge Adrienne Lucking said that were it not for his wife’s severe ill health and her dependence upon him as her carer, Buckley would have gone to prison.

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/leicester-shop-quirk-sold-counterfeit-1344910

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Custodial sentences for selling counterfeit goods

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  • Courts can impose custodial sentences to persons selling counterfeit goods

    Time to think before buying counterfeit goods, time to think before selling.

    Counterfeits are more than just a cheap version of a genuine more expensive item.  Consider value for money, quality and workmanship rather than looking for a copy without the class.  Counterfeit items may never work properly or safely and can be just plain dangerous, and especially relevant your purchase may fund something more dangerous. Therefore, it is important to think about values. Do something today.

    This brings to mind a recent case Surelock were involved in highlighting these values.

    Essex Police stopped Meqhawemveko Dube in possession of a firearm.  His home address was searched where goods were discovered including over 100 counterfeit high value watches. Our experts examined watches which purported to be those of our clients and provided statements authenticating them as counterfeits.

    Dube received three years custodial sentence at Southend Crown Court in January 2018 for possessing an imitation firearm, and a further nine months sentence relating to the counterfeit goods. Court evidence showed the defendant had been selling similar counterfeit products for about three years.

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/thurrock-businessman-wearing-stab-vest-1107922

    Who has time for a watch that will tell you the right time for some of the time,  last half the time or no time and in time will stop telling you the time!

    It’s all about values – not just the value of the item or the genuine item but values of the purchaser. 

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Counterfeit goods seized in joint operation at Birkenhead Market

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  • Surelock Brand Protection take part in a successful joint operation to deal with counterfeit goods, targeting stall holders in Birkenhead Market selling fake clothing and other products.

    http://wirralview.com/news/counterfeit-goods-seized-joint-operation

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Another successful court result, as fraudulent trader Terrance Donovan received a total of three years immediate imprisonment for importing and selling thousands of pounds of counterfeit designer merchandise.

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  • Speaking on behalf of Hublot, Jordan Sargent of Surelock Brand Protection Services stated: “Surelock Brand Protections Services represents a large number trademark holders, we will continue to work with trading standards to ensure those trading in counterfeit goods are brought to account.

    We applaud the actions of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards regarding this case and their positive stance of clamping down on counterfeit goods. The public should be aware that by purchasing counterfeit goods they are receiving an inferior quality product.”

    http://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/fraudulent-trader-terrance-donovan-jailed-peterborough-1-5321361

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Couple sold fake Mac make-up and other brands on Facebook

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  • Another successful result, Surelock investigators assisted Trading Standards Officers at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council with evidence of counterfeit Tiffany & Co. items, found amongst other fake designer brands, at the home of a couple caught after trading standards officers raided their home in February this year.

    http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/couple-sold-fake-mac-make-14003032

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