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Latest News - 04/2016

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Over £9,000 counterfeit cigarettes seized from Liverpool shops in weekend trading standards crackdown

17 April 2016

17.04.16 - Suspected firearm and illegal worker also found during two days of action.

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The murky market of illegal counterfeit cigarettes

15 April 2016

15.04.16 - Counterfeit cigarettes, which are made to look like a genuine product, are unregulated and can be stuffed full of dangerous substances including arsenic, rat droppings and recycled dog ends.

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Guilty! Dodgy COUNTERFEIT trainer seller runs out of luck!

15 April 2016

15.04.16 - Trading standards officers seized Gulzar’s Converse trainers at his market stall in Walthamstow High Street with trademark tests confirming them as fakes.

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Police seize £1m counterfeit goods in huge Strangeways raid

13 April 2016

13.04.16 - Warrants were executed at around 14 premises at the heart of the former garment district - dubbed Britain’s knock-off capital.

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Middlesbrough couple made thousands of pounds selling counterfeit clothes and fake Viagra

12 April 2016

12.04.16 - Barry Steele and his wife Andrea O'Neill were caught with North Face and Stone Island jackets plus thousands of pounds in cash.

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Ebay seller ordered to pay £4,000 after selling counterfeit One Direction merchandise

12 April 2016

12.04.16 - The Court heard that Scott, who traded under the business name of Bubble & Bling, achieved a business turnover of around £120,000 in just two years, with about £20,000 being earned through the sale of illegal "One Direction" clothing. His products had been sold across the UK and as far afield as Singapore.

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Counterfeit DVDs shopkeeper has case adjourned to calculate loss to industry

12 April 2016

12.04.16 - A BRADFORD shopkeeper caught with counterfeit DVDs had his sentence adjourned at Bradford Crown Court today so that figures can be obtained to show how much he profited from his offending.

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£40,000 counterfeit goods dealer sentenced

08 April 2016

8.4.16 - A MORAY woman has been ordered to carry out 165 hours of unpaid work for the community after she admitted selling fake luxury goods.

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Thamesmead man fined £1k for selling counterfeit DVDs

08 April 2016

8.4.16 - Hussain Shaney Mahoney, of Southmere Drive, narrowly avoided a six-month jail sentence because of his previous convictions for counterfeiting.

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£3,000 bill for York shopkeeper who sold illegal & counterfeit tobacco

02 April 2016

02.04.16 - York magistrates sitting in Leeds heard that cigarettes sold at Kubus Mini Market in Front Street, Acomb, did not have the mandatory health warnings in English. They also heard that owner Halo Dilshad Rashid had a stash of counterfeit tobacco under the counter which he sold at a discount price.

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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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