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Latest News - 11/2015

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Europol Operation In-Our-Sites (IOS) takes down 999 websites selling counterfeit goods

30 November 2015

30.11.15 - The operation tackled the sale of counterfeit goods (including intellectual property (IP) trademark infringements) and online piracy (IP copyright infringements) on e-commerce platforms and social networks.

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Counterfeit 'Maleficent' dolls which could kill children seized

30 November 2015

30.11.15 - Trading Standards officers discovered the merchandise containing chemicals linked to cancer, asthma and birth defects at Coventry Airport last week.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — especially for Scammers!

27 November 2015

27.11.15 - Watch out for bogus websites selling counterfeit branded goods and charging genuine prices and be cautious of very low price offers. For links to genuine retailers visit: https://www.brand-i.org/ which is a shopping directory supported by the Trading Standards Institute, so you know it’s a reliable source of information.

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Gardaí hunt gang after seizure of 59,000 bottles of counterfeit perfume

27 November 2015

27.11.15 - Counterfeit perfume and aftershave worth up to €2m confiscated in Dublin Port.

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Good advice from Which? when buying on-line

26 November 2015

26.11.15 - Which? is urging consumers to avoid fraudulent websites, as well as fake and counterfeit products, ahead of frenzied Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales shopping.

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Shopkeeper with haul of 13,000 counterfeit cigarettes & 7kg dodgy tobacco sentenced

26 November 2015

26.11.15 - Mohammad Abraham, owner of Faraz Supermarket on Cannock Road, Wolverhampton, was told he could have put his customers at risk as he was sentenced at the city's magistrates court.

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How to tell counterfeit from genuine items on Black Friday

26 November 2015

26.11.15 - Last year, over one million people found they had bought a counterfeit.

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Crack down on counterfeit alcohol sales in Islington nets treasury £460,000

25 November 2015

24.11.15 - Our investigation has revealed sales of fake booze in Islington have reduced drastically since trading standards launched a targeted operation to get tough on the counterfeit trade in 2010.

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Counterfeit goods seized at Bescot Market, Walsall

24 November 2015

24.11.15 - Walsall Council trading standards officers and Walsall Police swooped to seize the equivalent of a 20 foot container full of fake goods from four stalls at Bescot market during a visit on Sunday, November 15.

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Counterfeit Disney toys seized in black market crackdown

23 November 2015

23.11.15 - Ireland's booming Christmas black market is now worth more than €500m.

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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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