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Latest News - 09/2015

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Man jailed after possessing & selling illicit tobacco

30 September 2015

30.09.15 - Remigijus Dinkevicius, 46, from Haven Meadow, was given a 16 week sentence at Lincoln Crown Court last week.

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Sheffield eBay crook jailed for selling stolen designer shoes, counterfeit watches & boots

30 September 2015

30.09.15 - Kevin Johnson even had the cheek to advertise counterfeit items thieved from a Trading Standards warehouse which still had their police tags.

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Jail for shop owner who sold counterfeit One Direction T-shirts & other goods

28 September 2015

28.09.15 - The illegal merchandise was sold over the internet included bracelets and hoodies. They carried logos of stars including Jessie J, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, The Wanted and JLS.

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Man arrested for trying to sell counterfeit DVDs

26 September 2015

26.09.15 - A counterfeiter who tried to sell copies of DVDs to an off duty West Midlands Police officer has been arrested and charged.

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Milkman sentenced for selling counterfeit cigarettes on round

25 September 2015

25.09.15 - Stephen, Paul and Philip Riese had been selling the dodgy tobacco and were caught in a police and trading standards swoop.

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Phone company director fined £9,000 for selling dodgy phone goods

25 September 2015

25.09.15 - Internet Express Ltd, based on Kilburn Lane, and company director Sadik Gica, of Princess Avenue, Muswell Hill, were together sentenced to pay £8,768 in fines and costs by Harrow Crown Court.

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Shopkeeper fined for selling counterfeit vodka

25 September 2015

25.09.15 - Joga Singh Chagira, 59, of Wear Road, Stanley, sold illicit Kommissar branded vodka from his shop, Macs Off Licence & General Store, Peterlee Magistrates' Court was told on Friday (25 September).

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Annual IP crime report: 2014 to 2015

24 September 2015

24.09.15 - The report highlights the current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting and piracy, including those conducted via the internet.

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The Anti-Counterfeiting Group features widely in the latest IP Crime Group Report

24 September 2015

24.09.15 - In the Minister’s opening remarks on page 4, she highlights a number of specific achievements starting with ACG: “The growing threat from social media that is being challenged by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group and their partners in initiatives such as Operation Jasper”.

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Seized counterfeit goods to benefit the needy

24 September 2015

23.09.15 - A haul of seized counterfeit goods is set for a new lease of life with some of the world’s poorest people thanks to Borough of Poole’s Trading Standards team.

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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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