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Latest News - 12/2016

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Fake goods seized before sale on social media

28 December 2016

28.12.16 - Sales shoppers are being warned to be on alert after fake goods being sold by traders using Facebook and Instagram were seized during a series of raids.

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Two Burton shopkeepers have licences suspended over counterfeit goods

26 December 2016

26.12.16 - Jagpal's Food Store and O'Satsuma have both received temporary suspensions, after their premises were raided by Trading Standards inspectors, who found counterfeit alcohol on Jaqpal's premises and counterfeit tobacco on O'Satsuma's premises, during the inspections.

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Belts, bags and 'Paco Rabanne' among £30,000 counterfeit goods seized at market.

23 December 2016

23.12.16 - The operation followed tip-offs to Walsall Council that ‘fake goods’ were regularly sold at the popular Beskot Market.

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Bexleyheath fraudster who sold counterfeit clothing made to pay back more than £89,000

22 December 2016

22.12.16 - Trading standards officers seized a large amount of counterfeit clothing and shoes when they raided Gulab Singh’s home on Latham Road on August 30, 2012. On April 9, 2015, after a three day trial at Inner London Crown Court, Singh (also known as Tony or Digpal Singh) was found guilty on four counts of unauthorised use of trademarks.

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Warning to shoppers - don't fund crime & buy fake gifts off Facebook following £6,500 haul

21 December 2016

21.12.16 - They seized bags, clothes, footwear and hair straighteners - suspected fake versions of items from 13 top brands - the raid was part of a national operation with the Anti-Counterfeiting Group and Humberside Police.

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Safety fears over counterfeit children's trainers

21 December 2016

21.12.16 - Beware cheap branded goods. That is the message from Nottinghamshire Trading Standards after officers seized hundreds of potentially unsafe and counterfeit items from a site in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

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Widnes counterfeit duo were caught with 12,000 cigarettes

21 December 2016

21.12.16 - The pair had pleaded guilty in magistrates court in November following an investigation by Halton Borough Council’s Trading Standards team.

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Counterfeit handbags, clothes and jewellery worth more than £2m seized in Christmas crackdown

21 December 2016

21.12.16 - The raids were part of an ongoing enforcement operation in the Strangeways area of Manchester, a former garment district dubbed Britain’s knock-off capital. Council chiefs, police and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group are working together as part of the crackdown.

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Drugs, Guns & Fake Kicks: Inside The Counterfeit Economy

21 December 2016

Counterfeit designer clothing is a trillion dollar business that relies on consumers’ thirst for bargain shopping to line the pockets of terrorists, drug dealers, and human traffickers.

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Counterfeit goods, tempting danger

17 December 2016

17.12.16 - As Christmas approaches, there are more counterfeit goods on the street than at any other time of year. But they could damage both your pocket and your person.

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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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