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Latest News - 02/2018

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Rogue trader fined £21,000 for selling counterfeit car accessories

25 February 2018

Following his conviction, confiscation proceedings were started and an application under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was considered by Reading Crown Court on February 15.

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Thousands of Illegal cigarettes and £40k of counterfeit goods seized after Wolverhampton home raid

23 February 2018

And an estimated £40,000 worth of fake goods were found stored in garden sheds, as well as bedrooms and the living room of the property.

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Counterfeit superhero costumes taken out of circulation in West Yorkshire

23 February 2018

Today, West Yorkshire Trading Standards service, alongside the police and brand protection officers from Rubie’s Masquerade Co (UK) Ltd, executed a warrant at an eBay trader’s home address where 3,000 counterfeit and unsafe children’s costumes were found.

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Police warn people to steer clear of counterfeit fancy dress for World Book Day

23 February 2018

Fake fancy dress puts people at risk of suffocation and poisoning from untested dyes. Counterfeit goods purchasers put themselves at risk of identity crime.

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ACG Awards for Excellence 2018

23 February 2018

You are invited to nominate candidates for the 2018 ACG Awards.

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ACG spend an evening with the brands

22 February 2018

ACG attended an annual drinks reception hosted by the British Brands Group at the Museum of Brands in London last night. The event was a great networking event for brands and IP experts.

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Profits from selling counterfeit goods are often used to fund other types of crime

21 February 2018

e.g. drug & people trafficking, money laundering and even terrorism!

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Teens 'buying anxiety drug Xanax on social media'

21 February 2018

DANGEROUS ingredients such as boric acid, heavy metals and floor polish have been found in counterfeit medicines!

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5 appear in court accused of laundering £19million from sale of counterfeit fake prescription drugs

21 February 2018

All five defendants were bailed ahead of a preliminary hearing at Southwark Crown Court on 21 March.

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Group charged in investigation over selling counterfeit medicines

20 February 2018

Three people from north London are among five who have been charged as part of an investigation into the sale of counterfeit and unlicensed medicines.

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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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