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Latest News - 11/2017

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Warning issued to Christmas shoppers over 'fake goods'

30 November 2017

North East Lincolnshire Council's Trading Standards officers issued the warning ahead of the festive period following a productive year spent seizing hauls of counterfeit goods including mugs, lighters, keyrings, clothing and perfume.

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Runcorn woman fined for peddling counterfeit clothes and make-up

30 November 2017

Despite the small amount of seized goods, a Trading Standards spokeswoman said a digital money trail showed a clear long-running pattern of selling a large volume of counterfeit goods through five social media accounts.

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Man receives suspended sentence for selling counterfeit goods

30 November 2017

Back in November 2016, Gateshead Trading Standards identified a seller of counterfeit clothes, shoes and perfume who was selling the goods through social media, using an account in the name of ‘Max Summer’. This proved to be a false name and, after extensive enquiries, a test purchase was made and the seller was identified as Mr Page.

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Woman fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £25,642 proceeds from sale of fake designer clothing

27 November 2017

Councillor Debbie Kennard, Cabinet Member for Safer and Stronger Communities, said: “Anyone thinking that the sale of counterfeit goods is a victimless crime is wrong: deceiving people into buying fake items is a serious offence that hurts both innocent buyers and legitimate businesses.

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Brother and sister sold fake clothing from Connah's Quay shop

27 November 2017

The pair were taken to court after Flintshire Trading Standards officers found them selling counterfeit clothing and footwear in their shop, Love Fashion, on Chester Road West, Shotton.

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Jail for illegal tobacco seller

27 November 2017

As well as being counterfeit and incorrectly marked, testing later revealed that many of the cigarettes were unsafe because they failed to have a “reduced ignition propensity”- a safety feature built into all genuine cigarettes to prevent or reduce the risk of house fires when a cigarette is left alight on furniture.

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Wembley welcomes the ACG IP Roadshow

24 November 2017

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) travelled to Wembley yesterday to host its fourth Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of the year. ACG members from more than 40 brands and Border Force officers from London Heathrow, talked to delegates from the police, HM Revenue and Customs and Trading Standards as they visited exhibits to learn how to identify a genuine from a counterfeit product.

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People are being urged to beware of fake products and websites in the run-up to Christmas

23 November 2017

Latest figures suggest that Christmas fraud increased by 25% between 2015 and 2016. Analysis of last year's crimes also suggests that 65% of crimes at Christmas were linked to online auctions.

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Crackdown on fake goods on Sutton high street by police and council

23 November 2017

Christmas shoppers are advised that if something seems too good to be true then the product is likely to be fake or unsafe.

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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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