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Biggest ever seizure of counterfeit or illicit cigarettes uncovered in Lincolnshire

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More than a million counterfeit and illegal cigarettes, 71 kilograms of tobacco and around one kilogram of cannabis have been discovered following searches of self-storage containers in Lincoln.

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Counterfeit tobacco costs Workington launderette owner £2,500

30 November -0001

A man has pleaded guilty to selling illegal tobacco from his launderette business in Workington following an investigation by Cumbria Trading Standards.

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Fines for counterfeit goods sellers in Doncaster

30 November -0001

Two stallholders at Denaby market, Doncaster have collectively been ordered to pay more than £2,300 and do unpaid work for selling counterfeit goods.

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Trading Standards urge the public to avoid counterfeit goods this Christmas

30 November -0001

One example was a counterfeit Minion toy from Despicable Me - but this one was truly despicable. It lacked proper warnings about safe use - while the small battery, about the size of a sweet, was far too easy for a child to access.

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Counterfeit football kits trader from Saltburn jailed after restarting venture

30 November -0001

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

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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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