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 […]
On Friday 23 October 2015 a team from TRAP consisting of Max Arguile, Licensing Manager for GB eye Ltd, Philip Herbert from Hamlins LLP and investigators from Surelock, attended the MCM London Comic Con at the ExCeL London Fourteen stands were identified as selling copyright infringing items. These were removed from display and seized.
In the past year the EU Observatory on IP Infringements has published two key studies on intellectual property and the way that it is generally perceived. The studies aim to provide much-needed independent evidence to help form a basis for a new narrative that will raise awareness about the global value of intellectual property. The […]
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 […]
Fake and dangerous toys, worth £500,000, heading for the Christmas market have been seized in Salford. Peppa Pig, Disney’s Frozen, Angry Birds, and Super Mario counterfeit goods were among the huge haul. Some are difficult to distinguish from the real products – but have no warnings or safety advice on the packaging and the materials […]
The world’s leading designers of luxury wristwatches are making a concerted effort to stop the growing trend of copying traditional watch-faces on to smart devices. TorrentFreak, the piracy news site, reports that big brands including Omega, Tissot, Certina and Mondaine have taken exception to so-called ‘pirate’ faces being made available for new smartwatches, and are now trying […]
The fight against digital piracy and counterfeit goods was today (23 October 2014) boosted by £3 million of new government funding to the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU). Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), Baroness Neville-Rolfe announced the government’s funding commitment to the national crime unit at the Anti Counterfeiting Group Conference in London. […]