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Latest News - 04/2015

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Counterfeit goods produced in the EU on the rise

29 April 2015

29.04.15 - Today sees the release of the first extensive and in-depth situation report on counterfeit goods in the EU, which is the result of a joint project by EU agencies Europol and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights.

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Sniffer dogs help find 60K illicit & counterfeit cigs/tobacco

29 April 2015

29.04.15 - Sniffer dogs help to uncover more than 60,000 illicit cigarettes.

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students benefit from £1000's equipment seized during raid

28 April 2015

28.04.15 - DMU students benefit from thousands of pounds of equipment seized during raid on counterfeit clothing company.

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Counterfeit tobacco sniffed out in Wolverhampton raids

25 April 2015

25.04.15 - tashed away in secret compartments, hidden under trap doors, stored in deep freezers – just some of the lengths shopkeepers are going to to hide illegal cigarettes from the watchful eyes of the law.

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...undercover sting in Great Yarmouth

24 April 2015

24.04.15 - In just a matter of hours a team of undercover buyers were able to get their hands on a haul of counterfeit packets and pouches after targeting shops and pubs in Yarmouth and Gorleston.

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Shop owner pleads guilty

23 April 2015

23.04.15 - Aram Ramadan, 32, was sentenced to 12 weeks in prison, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to pay a £100 fine for selling counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco worth £11,000 in the Lavant Store, in Montague Street, Worthing.

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100's of packs of counterfeit cigarettes found

22 April 2015

22.01.15 - A supermarket boss has been fined £2,000 after hundreds of packs of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco were found at his shop.

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Amazon fraudster ordered to pay back over £400,000

21 April 2015

21.04.15 - Nigel Bennetto, who was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court on Monday 20 April 2015, was also subject to a Confiscation Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and was ordered to repay £464,838 or face a default prison term of up to three years in addition to his existing sentence.

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Call for stop to alcohol sale at Hornchurch shop

20 April 2015

20.04.15 - A supermarket twice caught selling alcohol to under-18s and repeatedly found to offer counterfeit alcohol and tobacco faces having its licence revoked.

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Trading Standards Op: Wrexham’s Self Storage Industry

20 April 2015

20.04.15 - A day long operation led by Wrexham Trading Standards in partnership with North Wales Police and Wagtail UK, has targeted the self-storage industry in Wrexham.

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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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