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Latest News - 04/2017

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Drugs and counterfeit goods go hand in hand!

28 April 2017

28.04.17 - Almost 6,000 raids led to the recovery of 1,700kg of drugs with a street value of €30m, while more than 71,000 counterfeit goods such as watches and clothing were taken in by the authorities. Just under 1,600 vehicles were seized.

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Former Chester teacher who earned £300k selling fake Pandora charms is jailed

26 April 2017

26.04.17 - A total of 1,285 fake Pandora products were found at her Vicars Cross home. The potential loss to Pandora based on the retail value of the genuine products was said to be £755,000 if all the fakes had been sold.

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Nabbed for selling fakes on Facebook

26 April 2017

26.04.17 - A woman was caught selling counterfeit clothing and shoes through an Aberystwyth Facebook group.

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World Intellectual Property Day - ACG Press Release

26 April 2017

26.04.17 - Alison Statham, Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) today, World Intellectual Property Day, called on Government, local authorities and enforcement bodies to do more to protect intellectual property (IP) and educate consumers from the dangers of counterfeit goods.

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Dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses as club rider is ‘lucky not to be blinded’

26 April 2017

26.04.17 - A club rider from Essex has sought to warn others about the dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses after suffering serious facial injuries in a crash last week.

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Conman couls face jail for selling hundreds of counterfeit seatbelts which failed at 50mph

20 April 2017

The seatbelt systems carried the names of top brands but were actually fakes made in China!

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ACG train Border Force Officers in Folkestone

20 April 2017

20.04.17 Officers from Border Force, Folkestone were joined by global brands yesterday at a training day organised by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

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Exeter man sentenced for selling counterfeit tobacco

20 April 2017

An Exeter shopkeeper has been found guilty of selling ‘fake’ branded tobacco and avoiding paying more than £25,700 of duty.

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More than one tonne of tobacco was found during a raid

13 April 2017

13.04.17 - James Anderson, 58, from Solihull, was been ordered to pay £150,000 while Phillip O’Brien, 54, from Stratford upon Avon has to pay £20,178 and Nicholas Edmunds, 54, from Walsall, must pay £2,367.

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Fake phone cover pedlar handed suspended sentence and fined

13 April 2017

041317 - A street pedlar who sold counterfeit phone and tablet covers in York city centre has been given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for one year, with the requirement he also undertakes 300 hours unpaid work. Mr Faye was also fined a total of £1,280 by York Magistrates.

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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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