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Leicester counterfeit factory owners prosecuted

24.03.17 - Trading Standards Officers and police who raided premises at the Oak and Ash Business Park, in Ash Street, Spinney Hills, in August 2015, discovered hundreds of garments, thousands of counterfeit labels and machinery for making garments.

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Worthing Woman Sentenced For Selling Facebook Fakes

24.03.17 - Alison McGee, of Chesham Close, West Worthing, advertised for sale a range of fakes on Facebook, including Chanel belts and Louis Vuitton handbags and crockery.

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Crime gangs exploiting corruption at European borders to smuggle goods

24.03.17 - It says illicit goods are arriving in "vast quantities" through EU ports, with counterfeit and pirated products estimated to cost economies around Europe tens of billions of pounds every year.

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Intellectual Property Perception - 2017 Survey - EUIPO

23.03.17 - How do EU citizens perceive intellectual property? To what degree do they respect intellectual property rights? How does their perception change based on how old they are or where they live? Through a series of in-depth studies, EUIPO has carried out the first EU-wide assessment of citizen perception of IP, and the relevant drivers of consumer behaviours.

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Heathrow training for Border Force Officers

23.03.17 ACG provided training at Heathrow yesterday for Border Force officers

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ACG meet the new Minister for IP

17.03.17 Alison Statham, Director General at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in a roundtable discussion with Jo Johnson last week. Mr Johnson, the new Minister for Intellectual Property (IP) was keen to hear from leading associations, like ACG on; issues and concerns about the UK leaving the European Union (EU), IP enforcement and other IP related topics.

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ECC-Net report examining the impact of counterfeit goods on consumers when shopping online

15.03.17 - To help mark World Consumer Day (March 15th), the European Consumer Centres Network (ECC-Net) has launched its report, ‘The impact of counterfeiting on online consumer rights in Europe’.

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