Court Finds Pelham, N.H., Guilty of Selling Fake Patriots Gear

A Pelham, N.H., company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Boston to trafficking counterfeit New England Patriots AFC Championship and Super Bowl t-shirts during the 2015 NFL playoffs.

CK Productions pleaded guilty to trafficking in counterfeit goods. U.S. District Court Senior Judge Mark L. Wolf scheduled sentencing for Sept. 6.

From January through February, 2015, CK Productions printed and sold approximately 1,724 counterfeit t-shirts, with a total retail value of approximately $29,405, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The playoff t-shirts bore the trademarked words “Patriots” and “Super Bowl” and the Patriots logo.

The penalty for trafficking in counterfeit goods against a corporation is a fine of no greater than $5 million. Actual sentences are typically less.