The Super Bowl presents a major opportunity for the counterfeiting of sports apparel. This season was no exception.
On February 4th, the day before the Boston Patriots vs. the Atlanta Falcons faced off at Super Bowl LI, Woburn police and members of the National Football League executed a search warrant at a warehouse belonging to Chowdaheadz, a local online apparel company that sells Boston sports-themed merchandise. T -shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and allegedly counterfeit sports apparel were seized, along with business records, production material and equipment. The investigation began during the Christmas season from a tip that a kiosk in the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, was selling counterfeit Boston Patriots sports apparel.