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SURELOCK working with West Yorkshire Trading Standards on behalf of our clients TRAP (Trademark and Rights holders Against Piracy) protecting the music artists

  Stephen Clarkson, director of Custom Design UK Ltd, was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Bradford Crown Court. Following information received in 2016 from Surelock, which represents numerous trademark holders that Custom Design UK Ltd was selling counterfeit clothing through an eBay account. West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) seized, during […]

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 […]

Action Against Camden Pirates

In September alone Surelock, acting on behalf of TRAP (Trademarks and Rights holders Against Piracy) and other clients, have assisted officers from Camden Trading Standards and ACG members carry out enforcements on a major screen print factory / warehouse, seven retail stores, two large stalls dedicated to music merchandise and a street market in Camden High Street […]

Bristol Shop Owner Sold More Than 1,600 Fake T-shirts Online

This successful prosecution followed a covert operation by Surelock, working on behalf of TRAP (Trade Mark and Rights holders Against Piracy).  We identified eBay sites, made test purchases of our clients’ counterfeit merchandise, then worked in association with South Gloucestershire Trading Standards to identify the offenders and raid the premises. A Wickwar man has been given a three-month […]

Surelock Supports Camden Enforcements

Surelock representing TRAP and other clients, together with a large number of ACG members assisted officers from Camden Council Trading Standards carry out two days of enforcements in and around the Camden area.  A market, six retail stores and stalls were raided and van loads of counterfeit merchandise were seized. Surelock will continue to gather intelligence […]

Old Spitalfields Market Stall Holder Prosecuted for Selling Counterfeit T-Shirts

Following a reconnaissance carried out by Surelock on behalf of TRAP in October 2014 at Old Spitalfields Market, Commercial Street, London E1, a stall holder Rajesh Joshi, was identified selling counterfeit One Direction, The Beatles and Ramones t-shirts, which were seized by Tower Hamlets Trading Standards and Joshi was prosecuted.   On 22 October 2015 […]

TRAP seizes £10m of counterfeit goods

Body has also had over 100,000 listings removed from Amazon. A group of rights holders and merchandisers are upping the ante in their campaign to stop the selling of unofficial product – and has already seized over £10 million of counterfeit licensed goods. Traders and Rights Holders Against Piracy (TRAP) is a worldwide collective of rights holders […]

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 […]

London Man Jailed for Fraud Offences

TRAP partner Surelock have helped South East Regional Organised Crime Unit secure another successful conviction. The 46 year old has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for selling fake perfume including counterfeit One Direction product. Investigating officer, Det Con Matt Wilson, of SEROCU, said: “We are committed to relentlessly targeting organised criminals with the […]