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Latest News - 02/2015

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EU renews war on counterfeit sports goods

27 February 2015

27.02.15 - The call by the European Federation of the sporting goods industry comes with the rugby World Cup in England just a few months away.

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Toy wholesaler sold unsafe & counterfeit goods - fined

27 February 2015

27.02.15 - A toy wholesaler, which sold unsafe and counterfeit goods bearing well-known registered trademarks, including Disney, Ben Ten, DC Comics and Justin Beiber has been fined and had toys seized. Counterfeit wall canvass It was Ealing’s first Operation Swan confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002, following a successful prosecution brought by the council.

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Fine for Kilburn trader who sold fake goods that could kill

27 February 2015

27.02.15 - A shop trader in Kilburn who sold fake mobile phones, tablets and electric goods which could injure or kill has been fined. T Elie Khoury, 41, from Paddington, sold the counterfeit goods to his unsuspecting customers at a shop in Kilburn High Road.

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Prosecuted for selling counterfeit luxury goods & cosmetics

26 February 2015

26.02.15 - South Gloucestershire Council successfully prosecuted a Bradley Stoke woman for possessing and selling counterfeit luxury goods and cosmetics at Northavon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 19th February. Rebecca Farr, 34, of Brake Close was convicted of possessing and selling counterfeit luxury goods and cosmetics online via Facebook.

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Counterfeit Perfume seller found guilty

26 February 2015

26.02.15 - An online perfume seller who sold counterfeit fragrances from his website was found guilty today at Ipswich Magistrates Court. DSCN0775Radi Naydev, 31, formally of Holland Road, Felixstowe was found guilty of eight charges under the Trade Marks Act for the sale and possession of counterfeit fragrances whilst trading as DREAMSTORAGE LIMITED in 2009. Naydev was the Director of the company which dissolved in 2011.

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Real Deal charter commitment

25 February 2015

25.02.15 - As part of their commitment to the Real Deal charter, Wisbech Town Council are working with Trading Standards officers at Cambridgeshire County Council to ensure fake goods and other illicit items are not sold on the market.

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Woman jailed: £3m-worth of fake toothbrushes & razor blades

25 February 2015

25.02.15 - A woman who tried to smuggle almost £3million-worth of fake toothbrushes and razor blades has been sentenced to 15 months in prison. Jocelyn Hunter was caught trying to illegally import the Oral B toothbrushes and Gillette Fusion razor blades in a complex scam which took place over the course of a year.

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Dodgy market trader caught selling perfume...

25 February 2015

25.02.15 - A dodgy market trader has been caught selling perfume labelled as Chamele No 5. The seller was caught flogging the bottles of perfume – a knock-off of the famous Chanel No 5 perfume - for £10 at Surrey Street Market in Croydon, south London.

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Cigarettes and alcohol worth £7,000 seized...

25 February 2015

25.02.15 - Illegal cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol - some may be counterfeit - worth almost £7,000 were seized after sniffer dogs swooped on convenience stores in High Wycombe. The joint operation between Buckinghamshire Trading Standards and HM Revenue and Customs seized contraband from 11 small shops across town.

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Facebook trader sentenced for selling fake merchandise

24 February 2015

24.02.15 - A FRAUDSTER who was selling fake designer speakers, clothes and watches through Facebook has been given a suspended prison sentence. At Cardiff Crown Court Che Siirak, 19, of York Place, Barry pleaded guilty to 15 offences under the Trademarks Act relating to the possession and supply of counterfeit goods including fake Dre Beats speakers, fake Gucci and Louis Vuitton clothes as well as fake Rolex, Tag Heuer, and Michael Kors watches.

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