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Latest News - 03/2017

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Police raided a Southend home to find counterfeit tobacco & cannabis

09 March 2017

09.03.17 - Officers targeted a home in central Southend as part of a joint operation following reports about a suspected seller. A police sniffer dog was used to find dozens of pouches of counterfeit tobacco - as well as about 40 small bags of cannabis.

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Man jailed after Chinese takeaway used as cover for counterfeit cigarette operation

09 March 2017

09.03.17 - David Hutchinson, 58, of Peterlee’s Eden Lane pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing counterfeit cigarettes and was jailed at Durham Crown Court for 13 months.

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Border Force officers found 8,100 counterfeit items worth > £1 million during 3 day crackdown at E Midlands Airport

09 March 2017

09.03.17 - Since last November, officers at East Midlands Airport seized more than 114,000 items, with an estimated retail value of more than £4.5 million.

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Call to stamp out sale of counterfeit goods on social media sites

09 March 2017

09.03.17 - A whistleblower wants authorities to stamp out sales of illegal cigarettes, booze and fake designer brands on social media in Spalding.

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Fake fags go up in smoke after M6 crash leads police to merchandise

06 March 2017

06.03.17 - Thousands of fake fags were discovered by Warwickshire Police after the van carrying them crashed and rolled into a nearby farmer’s field - leaving a trail of cigarette packets in its wake.

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Fighting the $450 Billion Trade in Fake Fashion

02 March 2017

02.03.17 - BoF lifts the lid on the shadowy market in fake fashion and what the UK’s special anti-counterfeiting police unit — the only one of its kind in the world — is doing about it.

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Asbestos found in counterfeit cigarettes!

02 March 2017

02.03.17 - Police officers seized packets of cigarettes from a shop in the Eastwood area following a tip-off that counterfeit cigarettes were being sold to children.

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Met smashes counterfeit whisky scam after a tipple-off

01 March 2017

01.03.17 - Detectives are investigating a suspected counterfeit whisky operation which could have netted hundreds of thousands of pounds in illegal profits.

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New Report on Private Costs of Enforcement of IPR

01 March 2017

01.03.17 - The study, based on a survey of 9 000 SMEs across all 28 EU Member States, shows that a large majority of companies that have chosen to register their IPR report positive effects, such as increased reputation or improved image of reliability, strengthening of long-term business prospects and increased turnover...

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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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