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Latest News - 06/2016

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Fake Fragrance Sniffed Out

30 June 2016

30.06.16 - Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Specialist Trading Standards team is dealing with an increasing number of complaints of fake goods – including clothing, footwear, watches, perfume and even DVDs – being sold via selling sites and personal profiles on the social media network.

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NMG award winners are announced

28 June 2016

28.06.16 - The National Markets Group (NMG) announced the winners of their 2016 awards at the CTSI Conference in Telford last week. The awards recognise the significant impact that the recipients have made in tackling counterfeiting and piracy at markets, car boot sales and on social media.

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Thousands of counterfeit goods seized in Camden

17 June 2016

17.06.16 - The pavements on Camden High Street were bustling with tourists and shoppers on Thursday 16th June, when Trading Standards, ACG and its members arrived in search for illegally branded, counterfeit products.

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Sentenced! Man who helped operate tobacco counterfeiting plant

17 June 2016

17.06.16 - Officers found that the men had rented adjoining units to set up a sophisticated tobacco counterfeiting and distribution plant, using raw leaf tobacco.

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Arrests in Londonderry over counterfeit items

15 June 2016

15.06.16 - During the operation, Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch, assisted by local police, searched three houses and a mobile shop in the cityside area of Derry. 
During the searches they seized a quantity of counterfeit clothing, music, films and documentation as well as approximately £2,500 cash.

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Laptop repair man caught using counterfeit parts to repair laptops and phones

14 June 2016

14.06.16 - Faizan Haq must pay £13,700 and was given a suspended prison sentence after Trading Standards raided his shop in Fulham.

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Jail terms for Ballymena couple on counterfeit car product offences

13 June 2016

13.06.16 - Stephen Anderson (49) and his wife Elizabeth Helen Anderson (46), of Galgorm Hall, Ballymena, had previously pleaded guilty to a series of counterfeiting, trademark and money laundering offences.

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100s of Glasgow shops & pubs involved in counterfeit tobacco trade which funds terror groups

10 June 2016

10.06.16 - Counterfeit products often come in packaging which is identical to leading brands but experts can identify whether they are fakes by checking serial numbers.

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1000s of counterfeit condoms & syphilis tests seized in West Yorkshire

10 June 2016

10.06.16 - The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) recovered the potentially defective goods haul on May 24, as part of an international crackdown on illicit medicines.

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Former snooker pro jailed after international counterfeit erectile dysfunction tablets operation

10 June 2016

10.06.16 - An investigation by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) found that Michie imported more than 1.2 million unlicensed erectile dysfunction tablets and more than 141,000 other illegal medicines including diazepam, worth over £3.5m. He later accepted payment for their sale.

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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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