The government has stated that fakers account for 10 per cent of global trade and is to step up its crackdown on fake goods in the UK. A new report has revealed that clothing, tobacco and alcohol are the top products targeted by counterfeiters.
72 million website links were removed in the past year, up by 620% on a year ago, while the specialist City of London IP crime unit is investigating nearly £30m worth of IP crime in its first nine months. A number of large brands have taken matters in to their own hands and taken fakers to court including Burberry which won a £63m settlement in 2012 against fraudsters.
Surelock is playing its part on behalf of its clients by removing links on Facebook and EBay to websites selling fakes.