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Latest News - 05/2018

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FOUR members of a family have been jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes

31 May 2018

A total of 1,141 packs of cigarettes, with a street value of £4,000, along with 414 packs of 50g rolling tobacco, worth £3,186, were found in a raid on the property.

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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

31 May 2018

City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace.

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ACG roundtable meeting with UK IP Attaché to China

30 May 2018

ACG and its brand members met Tom Duke, UK Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché to China in London last week. ACG brand members were particularly keen to discuss specific issues faced in tackling counterfeits manufactured in China.

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TJ Hughes pays damages after selling fake Fred Perry polo shirts

25 May 2018

The Liverpool-based discount store accepted it had infringed the label's trademark rights by selling about 2,500 shirts in shops and online.

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Wokingham duo plead guilty to conspiring to sell counterfeit goods

12 May 2018

In passing sentence His Honour Judge Dugdale stated that the trio had effectively stolen someone else’s intellectual property rights and said it was nothing short of theft.

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1000s of unsafe fidget spinners and hundreds of fake designer goods seized during raid in Manchester

12 May 2018

A total of 2,136 incorrectly labelled fidget spinners were found on the premises during a raid in May 2017.

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ACG IP Roadshow travels to Scotland

11 May 2018

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) was warmly welcomed at Celtic Park in Glasgow yesterday, after travelling to Scotland to host another Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of the year.

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Jail for tobacco smuggling gang who brought more than eight million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK

11 May 2018

A court ruled £1,107,180 of the seized cash could be paid into the public purse after the defendants could not show a legitimate source for it.

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Counterfeits worth £100,000 seized at Cambridgeshire market

11 May 2018

There were enough goods seized to fill a 10 ft container!

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