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Fake Cosmetics Worth £100 Million Seized by Police in China

Fake cosmetics estimated to be worth almost £100 million – including products packaged to look like the famous brands Chanel, Christian Dior and Estée Lauder – have been seized in a wide-ranging swoop in China. Police in China’s eastern Taizhou city discovered the products in 1,200 boxes, found during seven raids earlier this month, authorities said late […]

China Anti-Counterfeiting Agents are Counterfeiters Themselves

Companies hired by western manufacturers produce their own counterfeits, present them as seized goods and collect big bounties, an investigation finds. Multinational corporations doing business in China face a losing battle when it comes to keeping copies of their products off the market, with anti-counterfeiting investigators either collaborating with producers of the fake goods, or copying […]

Warning on Fake Make-up Tainted by Cyanide and Other Dangerous Chemicals

Surelock, on behalf of its clients, continues to assist the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) to remove counterfeit cosmetic products from sale Dangerous levels of lead, mercury and cyanide found in the fake make-up Bogus MAC, Benefit and Urban Decay products sold via eBay and Amazon Buyers risk severe allergic reactions as well as […]

Lessons From China’s Counterfeit Crackdown

Authenticity begins to trump price in the nation’s online marketplaces Beijing resident Wang Wenwen says she frequently trawled China’s online marketplaces for brand-name bargains, but grew tired of receiving obviously fake merchandise. The breaking point was a blue, floral-patterned dress she got for $32 that was advertised as a product of popular Chinese brand Five […]

Alibaba Rapped by US Clothing Body over Counterfeits

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has been forced to defend itself once again from claims its websites are peddling fake goods. The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has sent a letter to US Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman, complaining of “rampant proliferation” of counterfeit goods on Alibaba’s TaoBao site. “Our members encounter innumerable counterfeits on […]

Prince William Promotes UK Companies and Paddington Bear

Surelock are proud to be associated with Paddington Bear & Co Ltd as investigative agents The Duke of Cambridge has promoted British business and met Paddington bear as he continued his tour of China. The prince toured business exhibition the Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai, calling it a platform for Britain’s “thriving creative sectors”. He […]

Preventing Counterfeit Products Getting to Market

LIMA UK assists members on a daily basis with a diverse range of queries relating to licensing.  Fortunately, the spectre of counterfeit goods doesn’t come up frequently.  However, just recently LIMA was contacted by one of Europe’s leading licensed costume character companies and a long-standing LIMA, David Scott, Managing Director of Rainbow, who had an […]