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Latest News - 03/2015

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Bedroom fire thought to be caused by faulty charger

30 March 2015

30.03.15 - A faulty charger is thought to be the cause of a fire in a bedroom in Roper Close, Park Wood, Gillingham, that led to a teenage girl needing an ambulance.

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Shop has licence revoked after selling counterfeit cigarettes

30 March 2015

30.03.15 - SHOP selling counterfeit cigarettes has had its licence revoked after councillors deemed it presented a threat to public health.

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120,000 fake cigarettes seized in Staffordshire

28 March 2015

28.03.15 - TRADING standards officers have this year seized more than 120,000 counterfeit and illicit cigarettes with a street value of nearly £64,000.

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Intermediaries can do more to combat counterfeiting & piracy

27 March 2015

26.03.15 - The Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP) initiative—a special project of the International Chamber of Commerce—has today issued a ground-breaking study outlining the steps that intermediaries can take to help keep fake and pirated products out of the supply chain and off the Internet.

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Sussex man sentenced for selling counterfeits

27 March 2015

27.03.15 - A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to 11 weeks in custody and suspended for 12 months for selling counterfeit clothing and accessories at a Chichester store, following a seizure by West Sussex County Council Trading Standards.

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Preston suspected illegal tobacco factory found

27 March 2015

27.03.15 - More than 412 kilos of raw tobacco has been seized and a suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled near Preston by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Suspected illicit tobacco factory dismantled

27 March 2015

27.03.15 - A tobacco-processing machine, believed to be capable of producing more than £700,000 of illicit tobacco a day, has been seized in Derbyshire after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

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Revealed: Dangers of smoking illegal cigarettes

27 March 2015

27.03.15 - More than 50 Coventry shops found to be selling counterfeit tobacco during two day secret shopper operation - but what are the dangers?

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Jeweller fined £70K

25 March 2015

25.03.15 - A Birmingham jeweller was today sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment and ordered to pay more than £70,000 after pleading guilty to 21 offences under the Hallmarking Act 1973 and Trade Marks Act 1994.

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Fake cigarettes traders fined

25 March 2015

25.03.15 - THREE traders who sold thousands of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco pouches have been fined.

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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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