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Latest News - 12/2016

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More than £2 million worth of counterfeit goods have been seized in Cornwall since April

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - Both Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Trading Standards have been cracking down on people selling fake designer items on social media such as Facebook.

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Large amount of 'fake' Yankee Candles seized from Redcar market

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - The candles were being sold for £10 each before they were seized by Cleveland Police and Trading Standards.

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Fake goods in £3.5m haul seized from Wellesbourne Market

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - Fake designer gear and dodgy electricals taken in raid.

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Operation sees £1 million of counterfeit items seized

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - The operation is the latest phase of Operation Jasper, a long running campaign co-ordinated by the National Markets Group and Trading Standards, with the aim of tackling the sale of unsafe counterfeit goods on social media.

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It’s being sold online so it must be legit, right?

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - Intellectual Property Office blog

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People urged to avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol

15 December 2016

15.12.16 - People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season by avoiding dangerous counterfeit alcohol. Staffordshire County Council has been carrying out an ongoing operation to stamp out counterfeit alcohol sales using Government funding awarded through the Proceeds of Crime Act in recognition of its work.

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Knock-off wine is cheap for a reason

15 December 2016

15.12.16 - With illegal sales of wines and spirits costing the UK around £1.2 billion per year, we're asking members of the public to come forward this Christmas with information to help stop the sale of knock-off alcohol.

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Multi agency operation sees more than £3million of suspected counterfeit goods seized at Wellesbourne Market

14 December 2016

13.12.16 - In a joint operation with members of the Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and National Markets Group (NMG), Warwickshire Police seized nearly £3.5million in suspected counterfeit and unsafe goods during from Wellesbourne Market on Saturday (December 10).

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Fake designer goods worth £270,000 seized at Manchester Airport

14 December 2016

14.12.16 - “Consumers should be aware that counterfeiters have no interest in ensuring their products meet safety or quality standards, and what looks like a great gift may end up disappointing when it turns out to be an inferior, or even dangerous, copy.”

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1000s fake Christmas presents seized at Stansted Airport

13 December 2016

13.12.16 - In recent weeks, Border Force officers have made seizures of 100 plastic wands in boxes featuring images from the hit Warner Bros Harry Potter films, as well as more than 3,000 counterfeit cuddly toys featuring characters from Pokémon, Nintendo and Minecraft.

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