24 March 2015
24.03.15 - The investigation by Swansea Council’s Trading Standards has led to the seizure of more than 170 kg of tobacco along with all the packing equipment including plastic pouches and holographic stickers.
19 March 2015
19.03.15 - An online trader caught selling counterfeit Sennhesier singing microphone products has been convicted by a UK court. The verdict was given late last month, after the 31-year old trader from Cricklewood, London was caught selling fake Sennheiser proucts online. The perpetrator admitted selling the counterfeit items with a total value of €235,000 to more than 7,000 online customers via Amazon.
19 March 2015
19.03.15 - A SHOPKEEPER from Derby who continued selling counterfeit cigarettes from his store despite being raided repeatedly by trading standards officers has been jailed for 36 weeks. Sarkaut Ali, of Cavendish Court, Derby, had shown a "blatant disregard" for public protection laws, said Judge William Hart. Iraqi-born Ali, 34, admitted fourteen offences against the Trademarks Act and 17 offences against the Consumer Protection Act at Gloucester Crown Court.
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.
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.