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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 […]

One Direction T-shirt Faker Jailed After Making £61,000

This successful prosecution follows a Surelock investigation on behalf of TRAP. Fake celebrity t-shirts featuring the biggest names in pop including One Direction raked in more than £61,000 for a jewellery shop owner as part of a rogue printing operation. The illegal merchandise was sold over the internet and included bracelets and hoodies. They carried […]

Owner of London Wholesalers Found Guilty of All Charges at Snaresbrook Crown Court

In 2013 Surelock identified a number of wholesalers selling counterfeit music artists’ bags, which included amongst others The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, One Direction, Justin Bieber and Bob Marley.  These premises were raided with officers from Hackney Trading Standards and large quantities of counterfeits were seized from two wholesalers,Tran Link Limited of 245, Hackney Road, […]

£180k Black Country Disney, One Direction and Justin Bieber Fake Goods Racket Smashed

Surelock assisted Dudley Trading Standards in this successful prosecution. Joanne and Simon Geddes printed the logos of Disney, Hello Kitty, Justin Bieber and One Direction onto merchandise before flogging it on Amazon and eBay to unsuspecting customers. The operation was run from the couple’s Sedgley living room and Paypal payments of £180,000 passed through their bank. […]

Three Arrested on Suspicion of Selling Fake Justin Bieber and 1D Merchandise Following a Surelock Tipoff

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which is part of the City of London Police, has dismantled a suspected crime network believed to have been running a mini counterfeiting factory producing and selling clothing carrying the names and logos of famous musicians. The early morning operation resulted in the arrest of a man and […]

Couple who Made Fake One Direction and Race for Life Merchandise Ordered to Pay £75,000

  Surelock had, as part of ongoing anti-counterfeit investigations, identified the eBay and web site of Fonfella as selling several of our music artists counterfeit garments.  We subsequently made test purchases and carried out our observations to establish the location of the business.  These findings were reported to Sutton Trading Standards and a joint operation […]

Company Director Sold Fake One Direction Goods

This case was brought to court following an initial investigation by Surelock. A female director of a company based in a village near Bristol has been given a suspended prison sentence for counterfeiting offences. Lorraine Eyre was given eight months in prison, suspended for two years at Bristol Crown Court after previously pleaded guilty to 18 charges […]

Two Prosecuted by Caerphilly Trading Standards over Fake Goods

The successful prosecution of Darren Greenhaf follows an investigation and evidence provided by Surelock. Caerphilly Trading Standards have issued a warning for residents to be on their guard against fake goods. The warning comes after two men were prosecuted by Caerphilly County Borough Council for selling counterfeit goods and tobacco. Darren Greenhaf, 40 of Heol […]