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Latest News - 10/2015

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A counterfeit charger could be killing your phone!

19 October 2015

19.10.15 - Our infographic gathers together all the info you need to know on the many dangers of fake mobile phone chargers.

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Our pictures show shocking extent of the dangerous counterfeit tobacco trade in Scotland’s biggest city

19 October 2015

19.10.15 - Although sales are carried out by small-time operators, the trade is backed by serious organised crime channelling huge consignments of illicit products through Scots ports – funding other types of serious crime with the profits.

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Two Pembrokeshire men fined over sale of counterfeit goods on Facebook

19 October 2015

19.10.15 - Officers found a quantity of counterfeit goods including Superdry hoodies and jackets, Hollister hoodies, Beats headphones and bluetooth speakers, Paco Rabanne perfume, Rayban sunglasses, assorted DVDs, and Michael Kors watches, jewellery and purses.

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Counterfeit cigarettes discovered at Southport Town Centre newsagents

19 October 2015

19.10.15 - “It was the third seizure in a 30-month period,” Ms Churm said, “after illicit goods were seized in November 2012 and January 2013.”

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Bradford shop boss faces being stripped of licence for counterfeit tobacco trade

16 October 2015

16.10.15 - Nouri, who runs K&H News & Off Licence in Morley Street, Bradford, pleaded guilty to a total of 19 offences, including selling tobacco in packaging likely to be mistaken for a registered trade mark, possessing cigarettes without the statutory health warnings, with intent to supply, and allowing unlawfully imported tobacco to be kept in his licensed premises.

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Wrexham ‘Fraudster’ Jailed for Counterfeit Goods Offences

15 October 2015

15.10.15 - A Wrexham’ fraudster’ found guilty of making and selling counterfeit goods has today been sentenced to an ‘immediate custodial sentence’ for fraudulent trading. The trial of Barry Wayne Pritchard of Pen-y Cae concluded last month when a jury found him guilty of seven offences for fraud.

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Counterfeit Goods Seized In North Ayrshire

15 October 2015

15.10.15 - Officers in North Ayrshire have teamed up with North Ayrshire Council Trading Standards Officers in a joint operation targeting the sale of counterfeit clothing and other goods.

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Former shopkeeper ordered to do community work after seizure of 1000's of illegal cigarettes

14 October 2015

14.10.15 - Kurosh Asemani, former operator of European Foods in Stockton, pleaded guilty to five offences.

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Counterfeit fags factory shut down after Croydon Council finds tobacco worth £500,000 in 'biggest ever' seizure

14 October 2015

14.10.15 - Six officers from the Croydon trading standards team, backed by police, found some 4,600 50g packets of bogus Golden Virginia rolling tobacco during a swoop on the production plant.

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Couple who sold harmful children’s toys now fined for selling dangerous phone chargers

14 October 2015

14.10.15 - Husband and wife Chen Qi Zho and Jianxin Chen of C&Q Trading Limited admitted the charges at Manchester magistrates' 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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