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Latest News - 04/2016

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Killer counterfeit drug leaves 'two dead in Inverclyde'

30 April 2016

30.04.16 - DRUGS workers say that a killer batch of dodgy pills has claimed two lives in Inverclyde in the space of a week.

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Counterfeit goods land Strangeways trader with a £13,000 bill

29 April 2016

29.04.16 - Ihsan Ashraf, of Strangeways-based Ashraf & Sons Limited, was hauled before the court after he was caught selling his wares in Stockport.

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Blundering fraudster drove van with £20,000 of counterfeit goods straight into police raid

28 April 2016

28.04.16 - A bungling crook was caught with nearly £20,000 of counterfeit goods after he pulled up outside a house about to be raided by police. Derek Walker had piles of fake goods, including Ugg boots and Beats headphones, in the back of the white van when he arrived at the rural property in Keith.

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£10k-worth of counterfeit cigarettes seized in Atherstone

28 April 2016

28.04.16 - Police have urged local smokers to be on their guard after seizing £10,000-worth of what are believed to be counterfeit cigarettes from a car in Atherstone.

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On World IP Day 2016...

26 April 2016

...ACG & The British Brands Group help promote the value & importance of brands to the UK.

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Eastbourne shopkeeper admits supplying counterfeit cigarettes

26 April 2016

26.04.16 - Ranzder Rasoul, 29, of Cavendish Place, admitted 18 charges connected with the sale of illegal cigarettes when he appeared at Brighton Magistrates’ Court last week.

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Market trader sold counterfeit Adidas, Superdry & Ralph Lauren clothes

22 April 2016

22.04.16 - Abid Mohammed, 20, was investigated by trading standards officers who found he was selling 14 different fake branded items of clothing at the stall at Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells.

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Counterfeit pallet crackdown

20 April 2016

20.04.16 - there is a significant problem of counterfeit EPAL pallets across the world market, where fake pallets have been found to be constructed from substandard materials and therefore do not conform to required standards of strength, load-bearing and safety.

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Man jailed over counterfeit tobacco goods sold in Dewsbury sho

19 April 2016

19.04.16 - Leeds Crown Court heard on three occasions trading standards officers discovered counterfeit products on which duty had not been paid during visits to Global Groceries in Bradford Road in 2014.

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Market Drayton shopkeeper jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco

18 April 2016

19.04.16 - Following this seizure, samples of some of the seized tobacco and cigarettes were sent for testing and found to be counterfeit.

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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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