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Latest News - 08/2015

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Man who sold counterfeit fags at shop in Stapleford sentenced

21 August 2015

21.08.15 - Aram Majid-Amin, from Derby, the manager of the Robert Bower retail shop - was sentenced to a 100 hour community punishment order and told to pay £1,130 prosecution costs by Mansfield Magistrates after he admitted possessing dangerous products and goods with a false trade mark with the intention of selling them.

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Brierley Hill businessman ordered to pay back nearly £70k for selling counterfeit DVDs

20 August 2015

20.08.15 - Simon Newby was previously jailed for 16 months after admitting 14 charges relating to breaches of registered trademarks.

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£8k of counterfeit goods hidden in ceiling of Rugby shop

20 August 2015

20.08.15 - Scamp the sniffer dog was taking part in a community demonstration with his handler and Warwickshire Trading Standards Officers today (Thursday August 20) when the team received a tip off from a member of the public.

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Illegal cigarettes & suspect counterfeit tobacco seized

20 August 2015

20.08.15 - igan Council’s Trading Standards team executed a warrant on the premises on Leigh Road in Leigh which saw an illegal stash of 4,000 cigarettes and 1.7kg of tobacco being seized.

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Pay back time for fraudster who sold counterfeit goods

19 August 2015

19.08.15 - A total of 159 counterfeit items were seized by trading standards officers from her and included Polo by Ralph Lauren, Adidas and Nike branded clothing items, UGG footwear, Vans shoes, Vivienne Westwood jewellery and Calvin Klein underwear.

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European store may lose licence over illicit goods

17 August 2015

17.08.15 - A Spalding European off-
licence is in danger of losing its licence after it was found to be selling counterfeit 
alcohol and illicit cigarettes.

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Raids across Newcastle help seize 1000s counterfeit cigarettes around the city

12 August 2015

12.08.15 - Whilst all tobacco is harmful, counterfeit cigarettes often contain banned ingredients that can present additional health risks to our residents. We will not tolerate the sale of counterfeit tobacco, and will use all powers available to us, including the use of sniffer dogs, to prevent this occurring within Newcastle upon Tyne.

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1000s counterfeit cigarettes seized in Mablethorpe raids

12 August 2015

12.08.15 - Lincolnshire Trading Standards have led a multi-agency investigation raiding a number of homes in Mablethorpe, resulting in the seizure of thousands of cigarettes and packets of hand rolling tobacco.

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Counterfeit cigarettes cost street seller a packet

11 August 2015

11.08.15 - A local man found selling cartons of cigarettes in the street has been fined a total of £720 at Aberdeen Sheriff Court.

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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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