London Store Raided

Working together with City of Westminster Trading Standards, TRAP’s Brand Protection Team, Surelock , raided an iconic store in the heart of Central London selling many fake music artists T-shirts. Among the artists that had their Intellectual Property used without their consent were The Who, The Beatles, The The Smiths, Motorhead, Madness, Blur, Stone Roses,…

Justice after decade long investigation

After almost a decade, a serial copyright infringer has finally been fined at Liverpool Crown Court. Stephen Carroll, the sole proprietor of T-Shirt Subway was fined £11,000 after the jury was told that on several occasions he was contacted by Trading Standards and warned that his activities were illegal; warnings that were later ignored. Had…

Bradford Family ordered to pay £1,500,000

LARGEST COUNTERFEITING CASE EVER UNDERTAKEN BY WEST YORKSHIRE TRADING STANDARDS TRAP partners Surelock were heavily involved in bringing Five members of an extended family, Amar, Yasir, Qaisar and Faisal Choudry of Bradford and their brother-in-law Mudasar Alishan to Court. The family were ordered to pay £1.5M or face jail sentences. The case was brought by…

Sentence for south coast bootlegger

West Sussex Trading Standards following an investigation and undercover operation by Surelock investigators on behalf of TRAP, who in October 2018 identified the eBay store Rockshirtz run by Garry Warren of Bognor Regis. Test purchases were carried out proving products were counterfeit. In February 2019 together with West Sussex Trading Standards, Surelock investigators went to…

Police raid Camden High Street again

On Friday 5 July, working on behalf of TRAP members, Surelock investigators team together with the Police and trading standards raided 3 stalls in Buck Street market, Camden. Over 1450 counterfeit t/shirts and hooded tops bearing 33 separate music artists were seized. These included Queen, Muse, The Who, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Clash, Motorhead, Arctic…