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 West Yorkshire Trading Standards after a 2 year investigation followed into their industrial-scale screen printing operation in which the registered trademarks of leading music artists, bands and sports teams were illegally printed onto clothing and distributed globally via eBay and Amazon.
David Lodge, Head of Trading Standards said: “The trade in counterfeit goods is not a victimless crime, it impacts directly on UK jobs and the high street, this Service will continue to bring to justice those individuals seeking to benefit from the theft of intellectual property.