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Latest News - 04/2015

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Ilkeston shopkeeper jailed: counterfeit tobacco worth £4,600

18 April 2015

18.04.15 - The 24-year-old, of Dover Street, Derby, had earlier pleaded guilty to 12 charges of selling and possessing counterfeit tobacco products and three charges of possessing unsafe counterfeit tobacco.

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Licence review after 96,000 smuggled & fake cigarettes...

17 April 2015

17.04.15 - A shop faces a licence review after more than 96,700 smuggled and fake cigarettes were discovered hidden in a shipping container.

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Gumtree fraudster pleads guilty to selling fake designer goods

16 April 2015

16.04.15 - Mark Mateer, of Hammersmith Way, Ipswich, pleaded guilty to 12 counts of Trade Mark Act offences at Ipswich Crown Court today.

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Counterfeit drug gang jailed

13 April 2015

13.04.15 - Counterfeit drug gang jailed after raking in £10million by selling fake Viagra while pretending to be a fishing tackle business.

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Prosecuted for trademark offences

13 April 2015

13.04.15 - Borough of Poole's Trading Standards team has successfully prosecuted a local man for possessing counterfeit goods with the intention to sell.

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Darlington man fined for selling fake goods online

12 April 2015

12.04.15 - A DARLINGTON man has had to pay almost £1,000 in court charges after his counterfeit online designer goods business was exposed.

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Burnley shopkeeper arrested over counterfeit tobacco

12 April 2015

12.04.15 - A Burnley shopkeeper has been arrested after an inspection by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service and Lancashire Constabulary uncovered a large haul of illegal tobacco.

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Clothes firm goes bust after being fined for selling fakes

09 April 2015

09.04.15 - County based Normanton Fashions Ltd was ordered to pay more than £10,700 by a court after it admitted the charge.

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Market stall seller found with fake goods

07 April 2015

07.04.15 - A market trader has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after being caught by Kent County Council Trading Standards selling counterfeit clothes.

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The dangers of fake alcohol

07 April 2015

07.04.15 - The dangers of drinking fake alcohol, how to recognise it, and what to do if you see fake alcohol being sold.

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