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Latest News - 02/2016

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Do you own a car? Here is why you NEED to check if your airbag is counterfeit

18 February 2016

18.02.16 - Hundreds of car owners have been told to have their vehicles checked after the alleged sale of counterfeit airbags on the internet sparked a safety alert. Detectives believe counterfeit airbags have been supplied on eBay.

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Counterfeit goods seller ordered to pay back £150,000 for crimes

16 February 2016

16.02.16 - A convicted rogue trader has been ordered to pay £150,000 under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) and over £10,357 in legal costs.

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Fraudster must pay back £131K for selling counterfeit goods

15 February 2016

15.02.16 - A man who was jailed for selling counterfeit designer T-shirts on eBay for six years has been ordered to pay back £131,833.

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10,000 illegal & counterfeit cigarettes seized in Bradford raids

15 February 2016

15.02.16 - The haul, recovered from five premises across Bradford, formed part of an overall seizure of more than 37,000 cigarettes and 22kg of illegal tobacco valued at more than £10,000 in West Yorkshire, it was revealed today.

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Counterfeit cigarettes found in joint raid

15 February 2016

15.2.16 - The counterfeit cigarettes, found in a joint raid by Trading Standards and Lincolnshire Police after a public tip-off, were potentially dangerous and non-duty paid products.

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Durham Council shut down counterfeit clothes racket

12 February 2016

12.02.16 - The goods from the properties are thought to have been advertised on the internet at a fraction of their retail price.

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Fined: Park Royal company that sold counterfeit designer goods online

12 February 2016

12.02.16 - Myraid Medical Supplies Limited in McNicol Drive, was caught after officers from Brent Council’s trading standards bought a Ralph Lauren T-shirt from the website that turned out to be fake.

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PRESS RELEASE: The manufacture of counterfeit jewellery, watches, handbags & luggage costs EU businesses €3.5 billion each year

11 February 2016

11.02.16 - Two new reports from the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency, reveal that 13.5% of sales of jewellery and watches and 12.7% of sales of handbags and luggage in the EU are lost due to counterfeiting...

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Trading Standards seize dangerous counterfeit Frozen toys in Devon

11 February 2016

11.02.16 - Devon and Somerset Trading Standards has taken hundreds of counterfeit toys that were on sale in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, Devon, which included dresses and dolls.

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Grimsby Swaps & Sales Facebook page for permitting the sale of counterfeit goods

11 February 2016

11.02.16 - The site was removed following information supplied to Humberside Police suggesting that the page's rules allowed for the sale of fake goods online, stating that "copied CDs/DVDs are allowed on this site" and "members are allowed to sell fake hair straighteners, Pandoras and clothing on this site."

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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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