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Latest News - 12/2017

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Fake goods worth £3m seized during raids in Strangeways

18 December 2017

Fleeing traders closed electronic shutters - trapping customers inside shops - in a failed bid to thwart investigators as they swooped on eleven shops in the Strangeways area of the city

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Two shopkeepers jailed for counterfeit tobacco offences

16 December 2017

Two shop workers have been given prison sentences totalling 20 months for the sale of illicit tobacco at Nottingham Crown Court after a CCTV surveillance operation carried out by Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards team.

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ACG present evidence at All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group meeting

15 December 2017

The All-Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group held an hour-long evidence session on Wednesday 13 December and invited ACG, as a leading authority on the worldwide trade in fakes and representing around 3,000 brands (trade marks) globally, to provide views on the priorities for protecting UK IP rights in the years ahead.

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Kent County Council Trading Standards seize counterfeit goods

15 December 2017

The figures, which have been released in the run up to Christmas, show the produce would have been worth almost £9 million if it made it to the market.

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Cigarettes worth almost £20,000 seized in raids

15 December 2017

In total, 77,480 cigarettes, 28.55kg of hand rolling tobacco and money were confiscated in the raids at a shop in Seaham and a home in Blackhall Colliery.

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Man who sold fake Rolex watches jailed

14 December 2017

Terrance Donovan (58), of Griffiths Court, Peterborough sold the fake goods on websites including eBay and Amazon for up to £250.

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Christmas shoppers in West Dunbartonshire warned over buying counterfeit gifts

14 December 2017

As more and more Christmas shopping is done online, shoppers are being warned to make sure online sites are legitimate...

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ACG visit Westminster to focus on counterfeits

14 December 2017

Alison Statham, ACG Director General visited Westminster on Tuesday 12 December to meet the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Home Electrical Safety and discuss the issues of counterfeit electrical goods.

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Raid on Boston address leads to large haul of counterfeit goods

14 December 2017

Information from the public about items offered for sale on a Facebook page has led to goods being seized from a Boston address by Trading Standards.

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Four co-conspirators in court charged with selling fake toys and car badges in Cornwall

14 December 2017

All four face the same two charges - one of conspiring to sell counterfeit car badges and toys, and another of conspiring to acquire, use or possess the proceeds of the sales of these goods.

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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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