Halifax man receives suspended sentence after TRAP investigation

Stephen Clarkson, 36, of High Meadows, Greetland, Halifax, and director of Custom Design UK Ltd, was handed an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, at Bradford Crown Court. In 2016, West Yorkshire Trading Standards (WYTS) received information from Surelock, which represents numerous trademark holders that Custom Design UK Ltd was selling counterfeit clothing through…

Jail for persistent offender

After some great work in gathering evidence alongside the hard work of local Trading Standards. Andrew Jones of Newport was jailed whilst his wife narrowly avoided prison after they admitted selling counterfeit shirts bearing the logos of football clubs as well as rock and pop bands. The couple sold items from their home in Tone…

Man jailed for £150,000 fake clothing scam

On Friday 2 June 2017, Meraj Gul, aged 34 was sentenced to 30 months in prison at Inner London Crown Court, after pleading guilty to selling goods with unauthorised trademarks of a variety of Music artists including Justin Bieber and One Direction between March 2012 and February 2015, Gul produced, sold and distributed fake merchandise…

Camden raided… again.

This weekend witnessed another great result for all of the hard work and effort of TRAP and their partners. Many addresses in Camden and within the market being raided. The confiscated goods worth tens of thousands of pounds needed two trucks to be removed from the site. In the last few months, several of the…

Camden Council Trading Standards help TRAP with raids

Only a few days into 2017 and Surelock acting on behalf of TRAP and working with Camden Council Trading Standards have already seized tens of thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit music merchandise. The raids were carried out after detailed surveillance in Stables Market at Camden, North London. Several thousand T-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts were…

Central London raids a success

As part of the Westminster Zero Tolerance campaign before Christmas TRAP and partner Surelock along with Westminster Trading Standards carried out a number of raids in central London in the run up to Christmas. Several locations were raided in and around Shaftesbury Avenue, Oxford Street, Leicester Square and Queensway; resulting in TRAP and Surelock seizing…

Camden raided again!

During September, Surelock, acting on behalf of TRAP, amongst other clients, assisted the hardworking and diligent officers of Camden Trading Standards and Anti Counterfeit Group carried 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 area, cleaning…