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Latest News - 10/2016

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Counterfeit watch seller fined more than £1,000

31 October 2016

31.10.16 - A MARKET trader has pleaded guilty to 14 separate charges relating to the possession for sale of nearly 70 counterfeit watches and bracelets in Pontypool.

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Multi-agency task force targets street peddlers in Leeds

26 October 2016

26.10.16 - The shutters came down for illegal traders in Leeds city centre earlier this month, following a planned operation to seize fake goods. The police, Trading Standards and members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) targeted eight street traders selling fake phone cases and other cheap imitation products.

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Joint initiative fights back and nets thousands of counterfeits

26 October 2016

26.10.16 - Over recent years the atmosphere in Camden has been eroded by black market traders: peddling counterfeit and unsafe products to unsuspecting consumers; undermining legitimate trade; and stripping the UK economy of much needed revenue.

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Baroness Neville-Rolfe's speech at the ACG IP conference

25 October 2016

25.10.16 - Baroness Neville-Rolfe speaks on enforcement and Intellectual Property crime.

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Woman convicted for selling counterfeit goods in Cornwall

22 October 2016

22.10.16 - Following complaints from local shops, Cornwall Council’s Trading Standards officers had caught Gala Richardson, 39, with almost 200 fake fashion baseball caps in St Ives in the summer of 2013.

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Smuggler filled suitcases with a tonne of illicit tobacco

20 October 2016

20.10.16 A Hull man who oversaw a plot to post suitcases containing more than a tonne of illicit tobacco to the UK from Spain has been jailed. David Glenn Sinclair, 52, was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) after workers at a delivery firm depot in Dewsbury became suspicious of packages bound for his home on Wawne Lodge

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Harrow Trading Standards secure prosecution

19 October 2016

19.10.16 On 4th October 2016 at Brent Magistrates Court, Ms Nigina Akram pleaded guilty to eight Trade Marks Act 1994 offences following seizures from her stalls at Harrow & Portobello markets and was sentenced to 100 hours community service.

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Multi-million pound tobacco racket smashed

17 October 2016

17.10.16 A couple who masterminded a nationwide counterfeit tobacco production racket capable of robbing the taxpayer of £1 million a week, have been sentenced.

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ACG Conference attracted IP experts

15 October 2016

15.10.16 The Anti-Counterfeiting Group hosted its annual intellectual property (IP) conference in London on Thursday 13 October and attracted IP experts from around the world.

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Counterfeiters under the eye of prize winning team

14 October 2016

14.10.16 - TACKLING counterfeiting continues to be a major task for Fife Trading Standards. Whether it be cigarettes or alcohol, Trading Standards work hard to ensure that counterfeiters are caught and the work done has received a national award.

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About ACG

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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