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Rogue trader caught selling fake Buzz Lightyear dolls from the non-existent Toy Story 4!

21 September 2017

The goods were seized from Multi Choice in Harrow, north-west London, and could have been potentially dangerous, council officers said.

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Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized from Ealing shops

20 September 2017

Thousands of pounds of dodgy goods have been seized in raids in Southall and Greenford.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Counterfeit mobile phone accessories and E Liquids seized in Southall

19 September 2017

Officers seized approx 1,839 mobile phone items, worth an estimated £24,640, including Samsung covers and headphones, Apple Ear Pods and Nokia phones.

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Counterfeit vodka left customer ill for days

15 September 2017

A Grimsby trader was caught selling fake vodka when a customer noticed it smelled of screenwash and became ill for a number of days.

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Pub and club bosses to gather at city conference in bid to improve business

13 September 2017

Ten workshops covering a wide range of topics including noise management, recognising counterfeit goods, protecting premises against drugs misuse and the impact of the pending city review of licensing policy.

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Couple to pay £1,000 in costs for selling counterfeit perfumes online

12 September 2017

Paul Adams, 46, and 38-year-old Louise Caunt from Oakdene Road were also given an 18-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to 12 trademark offences at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court.

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Dangerous counterfeit toys seized in Strangeways

12 September 2017

Counterfeit dolls of characters from the Disney film Frozen, Minions yoyos, and Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants jigsaws were among the items recovered from a single wholesaler in the Strangeways area of Manchester. Some were toxic, while others could have posed a chocking hazard. They all came from Import Export Wholesale Poundline Plus Limited.

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Trader fined after selling counterfeit branded cigarette lighters

07 September 2017

A TRADER has been forced to pay up more than £5,000 for selling dangerous fake branded cigarette lighters.

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About ACG

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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