<h1 class="entry-title">Tag: trading standards</h1>

Ron Harrison of Surelock appointed ABI President-Elect 2019-2020

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 […]

Surelock is a Member of the “Real Deal”

Surelock is now a member of The Real Deal.  The Real Deal campaign is a cross-sector, partnership initiative, bringing together local authority trading standards services, market operators and traders, industry groups, and copyright and trademark owners, all of whom are united with a common commitment to tackling the problem of illicit traders at markets who sell counterfeit […]

Cheetham Hill: Report reveals ‘Counterfeit Street’ problem

  Part of Manchester has been nicknamed “Counterfeit Street” because of the widespread sale of fake goods there. A report by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) said items worth £1m were seized in Cheetham Hill, in 2013. Fake clothing, footwear, hoverboards and cigarettes have all been seized in the area. Intellectual Property Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe […]

Counting the Cost – The Trade in Counterfeit Goods in Manchester

The Government has published a report that reveals in stark terms the impact of counterfeiting and the sale of black market goods in Manchester. Ministerial Foreword This Government is committed to protecting the public from the insidious threat posed by organised crime, and is fighting against its lifeblood – the black market economy. This cause […]

Annual IP Crime Report 2014 -2015

The latest IP crime report 2014 to 2015 was published on 24 September 2015. The report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including those conducted via the internet. It also contains statistical data and enforcement activities from UK law enforcement agencies such as trading standards, police and HM Revenue and Customs along with […]

National Markets Group Launches Inaugural Awards for Tackling IP Crime

At the Chartered Institute of Trading Standards conference in Bournemouth last week (Wed 1 July 2015), Leon Livermore, CEO of the CTSI presented the inaugural National Markets Group Awards. The National Markets Group for IP Protection (NMG), which consists of representatives from industry, enforcement and government, works in partnership to reduce the availability of counterfeit […]

Counterfeits Seized and Nine Arrested at Bourn Bank Holiday Market

Surelock, together with other trade mark representatives / members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, assisted Cambridgeshire County Council Trading Standards and Police in a major enforcement at Bourn Bank Holiday Market, where stall holders were observed selling counterfeit merchandise during the day, then vans were stopped and searched at the end of the day. Many thousands […]