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Latest News - 04/2018

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Men tried to sell counterfeit goods at car boot sale

30 April 2018

Fake Chanel earrings, phoney Ralph Lauren tracksuits and Ugg gloves were among the items two conmen tried to sell at a car boot sale.

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Seller of counterfeit goods sentenced

26 April 2018

At interview, Mr Glossop claimed not to understand that he was producing counterfeit items but it was discovered he had previously been cautioned by Oxfordshire County Council for the same offences.

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ACG exhibit at the Home Office

24 April 2018

It’s World IP Day on Thursday 26 April and ACG began its celebrations by raising the profile of brands and the issues of counterfeiting, at an exhibition in the Home Office yesterday.

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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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Skegness stallholder jailed for selling counterfeit clothing

22 April 2018

Ranbir Singh Dhanoa (69) was found to be offering branded clothing such as Adidas, Nike, Converse, Lacoste and Fred Perry at his Eastgate Market stall, Ingoldmells, following an investigation by Trading Standards officers in June, 2016.

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Police urge those inspired by the London Marathon to buy genuine footwear

19 April 2018

PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal

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ACG Annual Report launched

17 April 2018

Counterfeit goods are threatening consumers’ health and safety. The public needs to be made aware of the risks faced, by buying or using fake goods: the Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group calls for more support, as a major study on counterfeit goods is underway and the ACG Annual Report 2017 is published.

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Butcher caught in fake cigarettes raid hid goods in sausage mix

17 April 2018

Johnstone-Smith — who had 13,360 counterfeit cigarettes seized — claimed he'd resorted to the illicit sideline because his business was in 'dire straits'.

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Bristol says YES to fake-free market shopping

16 April 2018

A long-standing Sunday market in Bristol is heralding a new dawn by making a commitment to fake-free trading by signing the Real Deal Charter with Bristol City Council’s Trading Standards service. Privately-owned company, Cotswold Markets, which operates at the wholesale fruit market venue in the St Philip’s Marsh area of the city, has recently introduced a strict ‘no counterfeits’ policy and is committed to changing the face of the market and upgrading the retail offering by attracting new traders selling good quality, genuine bargains.

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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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