People Report Fakes To Us
We Hunt For Fakes
We Take-Down Fakes
Telling it "As it is"
Invited to join eBay IP
Invited to join Alibaba IP
Invited to join TaoBao IP
(invited by eBay, Alibaba and
New - UK Blacklists
We Name - Shame Counterfeiters
(Simplifies obtaining refunds against fakes)
New - UK Whitelists
Legitimate Sellers Promotion - Support
Fact; counterfeits, fakes and
replicas cost human lives, destroys enterprise, discourages innovation and
costs UK jobs.
Fact; replicas, counterfeits
fakes are usually manufactured for the lowest possible cost, using
sub standard materials and components, in sub standard
conditions, often by "unskilled" adults and children who are often
abused by their "employers".
Fact; the UK market in fakes, counterfeits and replicas is "run"
internationally by Chinese Triads, The Russian Mafia, Terrorist Groups and The Mafia.
Fact; the UK trade in replicas, counterfeits and fakes funds terrorism, murder and
numerous other criminal activities. In the same way that Prohibition
encouraged and helped the Mob to grow in the USA; purchasing fakes,
replicas and counterfeits funds terrorists and organised
Fact; counterfeiting is NOT a victimless crime.
Fact; UK Anti Piracy Brand
Protection can help
UK Anti Piracy provides both a free public service and a business
partnership service where we hunt fakes, we fight fakes on behalf of business
remove eBay fakes, we
remove Facebook fakes, we
remove Alibaba fakes, we
remove Aliexpress fakes, we
report iOffer fakes, we
report DHGate fakes and we work with many other platforms.
Please note that we did
report Taobao fakes
at the invitation of Taobao. However, we are now convinced that
Taobao is not sincere and that they cannot be trusted or believed
when stating that they wish to combat piracy. UK Anti Piracy agrees
with calls to relist Taobao on a counterfeit watch list as a
Fact; UK Trading Standards are
often difficult to contact and rarely take action against fakes due
to limited resources and government cutbacks. UK Anti Piracy - Brand
Protection can and does report to and work with - help Trading
Standards to discover fakes, remove fakes - prosecute
Many companies are experiencing, or have previously encountered
issues with "replicas" - bootlegging - copies - fakes -
counterfeits. UK Anti Piracy,
USA Anti Piracy
Report Knockoffs USA
work with legitimate manufacturers, copyright holders, media companies,
government departments and even online auction sites to provide a
significantly enhanced level of protection against fakes, copyright
infringements and the supply of counterfeit goods, Pirated (bootleg)
copies of products.
These counterfeit items - pirated goods
include fake car parts (even life saving components such as brake pads, fake shock absorbers etc) bootleg disks (copies of CDs,
knockoff DVDs, knockoff Blu-ray, USB disks etc), illegal downloads, copies of books and
manuals, copied music CDs, knockoff movies, knockoff console games and
bootleg computer games, counterfeit clothing,
counterfeit designer clothing and fashion accessories, fake jewelry
and watches, fake toys,
electrical goods, electrical and mechanical components, counterfeit sports shirts and counterfeit sports equipment etc.
We have found fake toothpaste, fake washing powder, counterfeit
washing up liquid, counterfeit face wash, fake spot cream, fake
razor blades and even fake chocolates and much more "tat" in discount
stores, UK car boot sales and UK markets.
Many fakes are purchased from Chinese websites and resold in the UK
(often on eBay, Facebook etc).
UK Anti Piracy Brand Protection has agreements in place with eBay,
Alibaba, Aliexpress and others where when we report fakes; they
remove them. In August 2016, we have launched dedicated facilities
remove fakes sold on alibaba.com and
remove fakes sold on aliexpress.com. However; we can only report
for specific partners because agreements have to be registered with
Regarding eBay and others; we can act on reports from members of the
people to tell us about counterfeits and fake goods, we will investigate - take
action completely free of charge and without revealing the
identity or contact details of the person who reported the
counterfeit - fake.
If people have bought counterfeit or
fake goods, we will help
them to try and obtain a full refund (without returning the item).
We work with manufacturers and legitimate companies via our
UK Brand Protection
drive pirates out of business. We report counterfeiters, we
UK Anti Piracy was founded after we purchased a Windows
Re-installation disk online (for a computer which had a legitimate
license). The disk looked legitimate and was used to re-install the
correct version of Windows (on a computer which had a legitimate
license), but along with Windows, the disk contained malware
(malicious software) which scanned the computer for entered bank
account and PayPal entries. The point is; "how many other pirated
disks contain malware, viruses etc"?
We now work with many major manufacturers, copyright license
holders, their legal departments,
UK Intellectual Property Lawyers, and government departments (such as Trading Standards) in
the battle against counterfeit goods, piracy, copyright infringements
and IP crime - copyright theft.
UK Anti Piracy employs people to hunt for Pirate Websites
and scour suspect websites and Online Auction websites to identify
counterfeits, fakes and knockoff - bootleg goods.
We work with various organisations and governments to reduce
Our searches include such things as pirated movies and TV shows,
replica games, copies of music (bootleg CD,
and download) and music accessories
(such as counterfeit head phones), fake designer clothing, fake sports clothing,
counterfeit phones, fake watches and jewellery, fake car parts,
and much more.
When we are sure that an infringement is occurring, we take
action. We will report fakes to
UK Business - Brand Protection partners. We will report piracy to facilitators (eg; auction sites which offer
the pirated goods for sales) and possibly the authorities and the media. We
also work with search engines to remove pirate websites from online
encourage people to report piracy to us directly (please see the
"Report UK Piracy" section)
Report Spam mail which advertises fakes.
UK Anti Piracy Brand Protection will investigate on behalf of
(IP rights holders). These investigations can be both open and
secret (we can investigate the same case in numerous ways) in
order to identify Intellectual Property breaches and we can obtain evidence and take
appropriate action. Fake goods
come in many forms and from multiple sources. Eg; pirated
software and knockoff movies may be produced by a lone
working in a "back room", kitchen, bedroom or shed) or a "counterfeiting
factory" with multiple DVD copying machines which clone CDs,
DVDs and Blu-ray disks.
Other pirates may purchase
counterfeit goods or fake
goods for re-sale from various websites.
We have direct links with major
search engines and we can report counterfeit goods directly. We
enjoy reporting facilities which are similar to the eBay Vero system
(after which our Veified Rights Owners Support - Veros Brand
Protection facility was
ensures that our reports are "acted upon" and the
react swiftly. eg; We work with and report directly to Google
Adwords, eBay and others via dedicated facilities (we are recognised
as being experts and we do not use standard reporting facilites) to ensure that when we report
fakes and counterfeits, they are removed ASAP.
We hunt for and find fakes. We
report fakes and provide support and evidence against counterfeiters
and suppliers. We may also report fakes to the media newspapers,
forums and TV (eg Fake Britain).
We hunt for and amend - comment on
or remove inaccurate or false reviews of genuine products (eg; if
someone buys a fake item and then posts a review which mistakenly
attack the genuine product, we can intercede).
We hunt for and take action against
reviews of fake goods - counterfeit goods.
goods and counterfeit goods are often sourced from factories in
India, Russia or China
(Guangzhou - also known as Canton or
Kwangchow, China is arguably the counterfeiting capital
of the world). These fakes and counterfeits are purchased in bulk for resale in
the UK and are often supplied via organised counterfeiting
networks (eg; from Manchester or Salford). Sellers are usually aware of the true nature of their
stock but this may not always be the case because some suppliers
claim to be OEM factories and their stock is surplus or seconds.
However; in most cases, only "an idiot" would believe
Indeed, in some tows, areas have grown to service the counterfeit
industry (such as Canal Street in New York and Bury New Road,
It should also be noted that many
factories which produce counterfeit goods use sub-standard safety
systems, sub-standard materials, sub-standard working practices and
many force children to work in conditions which would not be
tolerated in a legitimate operation.
We support and notify governments about counterfeiting operations within their borders.
It is in the interests of national and regional governments to
address counterfeiting as it adversely affects both the national
image - national brand (eg; many people now consider Chinese goods as
being "cheap tat") and deters inventors and entrepreneurs.
Additionally, in many cases the counterfeits are produced and
distributed by illegal organisations such as the Triads, the Russian
Mafia or "the Mob". No taxes are paid and workers are commonly
The Chinese Government is now taking
action against the counterfeiters.
counterfeits - fake goods include
fake oils and liquids (such as fake brake fluid). In these cases, low quality products are often
transferred to Premium grade containers (eg; low quality oil used
to fill premium grade oil containers and this is then sold as
fake premium grade oil). In such cases, the buyer is obviously
risking serious damage to his car - or worse.
Eg; we recently identified fake car clutches. These clutches were
significantly cheaper than genuine items and would certainly have
worked (but only for a short time). When the clutch failed it may
well have caused damage and the customer would obviously have needed
to have a replacement fitted. As is usually the case with fake car parts; fitting a fake clutch is false economy.
Some Chinese companies even
openly produce and sell blatant copies of Western vehicles such as Honda
Motorcycles and BMW Cars (yes; full size counterfeit Honda
Motorcycles and Counterfeit BMW Cars). BMW has taken legal action in
China against a company which was selling copies of the BMW X5 -
they lost. It is little wonder therefore, that sub standard
copies of car parts are being sold in the UK.
the worst counterfeit goods (in terms of danger to human life) is
probably counterfeit medicines and fake medicines. UK Anti Piracy will also work with
legitimate medicine companies - Veros Partners and law enforcement agencies to combat the
threat from fake medicines and counterfeits - fake goods and piracy in general.
Most high volume production of Russian
counterfeit goods is concentrated in Moscow, the Voronezh regions
and the North Caucasus and counterfeiters often operate openly.
We support governments in their fight against