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Bognor Regis seller found with fake goods worth £18k has been sentenced

Another successful outcome for Surelock clients following an undercover operation in October 2018, when investigators first identified eBay seller Garry Warren selling counterfeit rock band T-shirts and hooded tops. In February 2019, Surelock investigators and West Sussex Trading Standards visited the sellers home and seized counterfeit clothing for many bands including Iron Maiden, The Beatles, […]

14 Feb

Custodial sentences for selling counterfeit goods

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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

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

A Man in Woolwich has been jailed for selling £150,000 of fake Justin Bieber and One Direction merchandise

In July 2014, Surelock International Limited provided the City of London Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) with evidence leading to a prison sentence of 30 months for Woolwich man Meraj Gul, who pleaded guilty to selling goods with unauthorised trademarks. Acting Detective Superintendent and Head of the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Peter Ratcliffe, said: “This sentencing […]

Suspects plead guilty to offences under the Trade Marks Act

Another successful result by Surelock investigators, having identified prolific sellers of Benefit cosmetics on eBay, we carried out covert test purchases, authenticated these as counterfeit and provided the authorities with an evidence package. Then after monitoring the many thousands of sales we liaised with Nottingham Trading Standards who raided the premises, seizing hundreds of counterfeit […]

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 […]