About Report Fakes, Seller Support
We Search for Fakes
We receive Reports of Fakes
We Remove Fakes from eBay etc
We List known Counterfeiters
We help People obtain Refunds
We list legitimate Sellers
We notify Partners of Piracy issues
Some time ago, our
founder realised that the number of fake items being
sold on sites such as eBay, Craigs List (owned by
eBay), Gumtree (owned by eBay) and new sites such as
iOffer were having a serious - detrimental effect on
legitimate businesses and setup
UK Anti Piracy.
The simple fact is
that legitimate business cannot compete with
counterfeit goods because manufacturers and sellers
of fakes do not have the same overheads and the
fakes are invariably of a much lower quality than
However; we know of companies
who have been forced to close because of not being
able to compete with fake goods and honest, hard
working people have even lost their homes because of
this. Indeed our founder designed - invented and ran
a specialist software company in a brand new market
which supplied a range of products based upon
Microsoft operating systems - with permission from
Microsoft (he was and remains a Microsoft Partner).
Microsoft withdrew permission to supply the product
and after some time and considerable legal costs, an
accommodation was reached whereby he could restart.
However, by this time; counterfeiters had flooded
the market with illegal and often "dangerous" fakes
which were often supplied on ebay. Since our founder
had been severely limited by action against
Microsoft and since he could not effectively compete
against "low cost" fakes and because ebay repeatedly
failed to act against the counterfeits, he lost his
UK Anti Piracy is based in Telford whilst USA Anti Piracy is based in
California and Arizona. We work with
many major copyright holders, media
companies, retailers, governmental departments and auction sites
worldwide. We also provide many copyright holders, and
intellectual property rights holders with their own pages on
We also support
against fakes and in their fight against
counterfeits funded - organised crime.
Piracy was a startup based on a radically new idea.
We provide a free and necessary public service which
benefits everyone (except pirates).
reporting fake goods to eBay around 2009 and have
continued ever since. However, despite the fact that
we employed people to report on a semi full-time
basis (for 5 years) from various accounts, eBay
rarely took action.
This obviously means that
we have a wealth of evidence against eBay (including
sworn statements that ebay fails to act against
counterfeits and therefore facilitates piracy).
Given the time scales involved (five years of
ineffectual reporting), we were obviously frustrated
that eBay was openly facilitating piracy.
therefore began looking at options such as working
with companies who are affected by piracy and
supplying our evidence, witness statements etc to
companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Louis Vuitton,
Tiffany, Sony, Disney and many more. To facilitate
this (and much more), we officially setup UK Anti
Piracy, we developed systems, gained
considerable expertise, approached companies such as
Google and successfully negotiated reporting
facilities (they act upon our reports).
were then contacted by eBay, and although skeptical
(after 5 years of wasted effort), we accepted their
offer to work with us.
Using a specially
negotiated - dedicated reporting facility, when we
now report to eBay; they take action. Quite often;
the pirate relists their counterfeit goods, but
thanks to our policy of monitoring known offenders,
we "take them down" again, again and again. We now
have a good working relationship with Google,
and many others and in almost every case; when we
report counterfeits, the offending listing is
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 partners; we
remove eBay fakes, we
remove Facebook fakes.
Before going any further, it should be understood
that pirates tend to be rather undesirable
individuals. Therefore we do not disclose personal
information about UK Antipiracy staff, clients or
As we began dealing with
companies, developing relationships and removing
counterfeit goods from sale, legitimate companies
began taking notice.
We have also received invitations for us to work
with TV and Radio shows.
However; we remain
focused on developing our facilities and our
relationships with partners. we remain committed to