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Wisbech shop staff Nazhad Fatihi and Hadi Rafiq fined for selling counterfeit cigarettes

19 January 2018

Shop workers ordered to pay £7,785 in fines between them.

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Cambridge seller flogged thousands of 'dangerous and toxic' toys

16 January 2018

Chan, Director of K & B Station Ltd, failed to work with several Port Authorities about unsafe or incorrectly labelled toys. The charges relate to toys which included Disney’s Frozen, Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me, Paw Patrol, Pokémon, Hello Kitty, Arsenal, Peppa Pig, Angry Birds and Big Hero 6.

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Prison for businessman selling counterfeit Sky remotes

16 January 2018

Mr Stephen Usher, Director of Super Satellite Man Ltd and Sky Satellites Ltd, was sentenced last week after being taken to court by Central Bedfordshire Council for selling over 45,000 counterfeit Sky remote controls.

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Over 4,000 COUNTERFEIT items worth more than £130,000 seized in raids in Wales over Christmas

14 January 2018

Welsh councils' trading standards teams carried out 39 raids and netted 4,391 items believed to be fake, including toys, clothes, footwear and cosmetics.

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Sentenced! Shrewsbury shopkeeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes

13 January 2018

It was estimate the counterfeited goods would have made £5,000, meaning the local authority would have missed out on roughly £3,600 in duty contributions.

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Hayes market trader fined £110,000 for money laundering and possession of 1000s of COUNTERFEIT tobacco products

10 January 2018

Around 1,000 packets of cigarettes and 1,000 pouches of tobacco were found bearing counterfeit trademarks for brands including Marlboro, Benson & Hedges, and Golden Virginia.

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Trader jailed following seizure of 8,000 counterfeit and dangerous items

09 January 2018

Kashif Haq had fake items worth more than £100,000, including iPhone chargers, Beats headphones and Hello Kitty dolls.

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Amazon and eBay trader ran £250,000 counterfeit business from Portsmouth office

05 January 2018

Marcos Jager was prosecuted by Portsmouth City Council after Trading Standards officers seized thousands of items of stock at Cumberland Business Centre, Northumberland Road, Southsea.

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Counterfeit football kits trader from Saltburn jailed

03 January 2018

Christopher Smith used sales websites Gumtree and Shpock as well as Facebook to sell the £20 strips which he imported from China.

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Sentenced: gang flooding streets with potentially deadly counterfeit cigarettes

27 December 2017

A former Freeman Street shop owner has been convicted of trading in illegal cigarettes including knock off Mayfair and Richmond brands.

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ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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