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Latest News - 08/2016

Trading Standards successfully prosecute dodgy eBay seller from North Devon

24 August 2016

24.08.16 - A Barnstaple man has been handed an eight month sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting to selling fake DVDs, phone covers and clothing online.

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Runcorn man caught selling counterfeit football kits

15 August 2016

15.08.16 - The 45-year-old was given a community order and will have to wear a tagging device and be confined to his home in Runcorn between the hours of 7pm and 7am for the next four months. He was also ordered to pay the Council’s legal costs of £1,222.88 and a further £60 victim surcharge.

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ACG Award for Frank King

11 August 2016

10.08.16 Frank King was presented with a Career Achievement Award upon his retirement from Westminster City Council Trading Standards on Wednesday 10 August

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More than 800 counterfeit items seized from a stall at Portland Market

11 August 2016

11.08.16 - Officers from the Dorset County Council trading standards team were tipped off by a visitor to the market and subsequently identified hundreds of imitation items for sale by a stallholder from Bournemouth.

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Counterfeit luxury watches worth £450,000 seized by Trading Standards

11 August 2016

11.08.16 - Watch Out! Haul of fake Rolex, Omega, Hublot and Tagheuer watches that if real would be worth £450k are being sold on social media.

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Counterfeit mobile phones & accessories worth £250,000 seized in Newcastle

11 August 2016

11.08.16 - More than 100 mobile handsets - including 26 mini-phones shaped like sports cars - and accessories were recovered.

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Trader sentenced for selling counterfeit England World Cup shirts...

10 August 2016

10.08.16 - A total of 620 counterfeit England replica shirts were seized along with 146 other counterfeit products, including Ray-Ban sunglasses, T25 fitness programmes and Alpinestar motorcycle gloves.

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Dangerous counterfeit goods seized by police

08 August 2016

08.08.16 - Among the items seized from the “dodgy traders” were 15 electrical products deemed to pose a fire risk – including travel adapters and phone chargers. A further 45 counterfeit items, including phones, sunglasses, cigarette lighters and belt buckles, were also confiscated.

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Designer or fake? Newcastle knock-off clothing worth £36,000 seized in Byker

04 August 2016

04.08.16 - Complete with genuine-looking branding and logos, these clothes look the real deal. But the knock-off jeans and t-shirts are part of a stash of fake designer goods worth £36,000 seized in Newcastle.

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More than £200,000 of counterfeit products seized donated to charity

04 August 2016

04.08.16 - The haul includes clothing, sunglasses, trainers, handbags, DVDs, moneyboxes, ash trays and mugs.

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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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