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Latest News - 01/2017

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Crackdown on illegal booze in Manchester as cocktail bar serves up counterfeit vodka

10 January 2017

10.01.17 - Bleach, anti-freeze and computer screenwash are just some of the ingredients that have been found in fake booze, in some cases leaving drinkers needing hospital treatment.

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Dealers selling counterfeit goods on Facebook 'put lives at risk'

09 January 2017

09.01.17 - Halton Council suspects hundreds of residents are flogging dangerous fake items to their friends and families. Trading Standards officers have already seized £25,000 worth of counterfeit goods, including 25,000 cigarettes, 3.4kg of tobacco and 150 high value designer products as they step up their campaign to target social media sellers.

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Public warned to be wary of counterfeit electrical goods

05 January 2017

05.01.17 - TRADING standards officers have issued a timely warning to members of the public to stay vigilant for dodgy devices and chargers. With countless mobile phones, tablets and games consoles given as gifts or snapped up in the festive sales, many households across Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire will have new electrical items.

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Man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods online

05 January 2017

05.01.17 - Following a search of the property 41 fake hair straighteners and 219 fake branded perfume bottles were seized with a total expected sale price of around £21,000.

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Man admits selling counterfeit goods at Peterborough car boot sale

04 January 2017

04.01.17 - The court heard how Malik, (26), of Star Road, Peterborough, admitted to the offences following the seizure of around £10,000 to £12,000 worth of counterfeit items including Nike trainers, Dior perfumes, Lacoste polo shirts and Ralph Lauren polo shirts.

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Watch out for cheap gin in the January sales – it could be counterfeit

02 January 2017

02.01.17 - These will usually be on sale at unlicensed retailers but increasingly many illegal goods are being sold via social networks such as Facebook and Instagram.

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ACG Awards 2017 Highly Commended: Robert Courtney (Camden Trading Standards)

01 January 2017

Dave Hankinson Memorial Award for Individual Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

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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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