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Latest News - 09/2018

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Result! Sentence for Shropshire trader who sold counterfeit goods online

17 September 2018

Traders and individuals who decide to supply counterfeit goods over the internet could face legal action with substantial penalties, as well as losing all the money they have made from their criminal activities, Powys County Council has warned.

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Halifax counterfeiter caught selling fake goods on eBay

13 September 2018

In January 2017, during an inspection of the Custom Design UK Ltd registered office, West Yorkshire Trading Standards seized numerous heat transfers as well as items of clothing bearing various music and sporting trademarks such as Foo Fighters and Adidas.

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Cheshire East receive ACG Highly Commended Award

13 September 2018

ACG visited the Council Offices in Macclesfield on Wednesday 12 September to present this years’ Highly Commended Department Award for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting to the Cheshire East Council Trading Standards Investigation team.

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Fake handbags, clothes and perfume seized in raid on 'counterfeit capital' Strangeways

12 September 2018

In a joint operation Greater Manchester Police, ACG Members, trading standards officers from Manchester Council and Home Office immigration enforcement officers executed warrants on premises on Harris Street.

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ACG exhibits at The Emirates Stadium

07 September 2018

The ACG and Premier League football clubs came together on Wednesday 5 September for a Football Against Fakes event held at The Emirates Stadium, London.

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County trials initiative to curb sale of fake goods on social media

07 September 2018

North Yorkshire has provided the trial location for a national initiative that aims to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media buy-and-sell groups.

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The Family-run Fake Pill Factory: trio busted following drugs raid

07 September 2018

The defendants ran an online business that sold supplements to the body building community, however, many of these products included powerful drugs used to treat conditions ranging from severe acne to cancer.

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New initiative to curb the sale of counterfeit goods on social media

06 September 2018

A new, government-backed initiative has been developed to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media ‘buy-and-sell’ groups.

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Annual IP crime and enforcement report: 2017 to 2018

06 September 2018

Highlighting current and emerging counterfeiting and piracy threats in the UK and overseas. Including Trading Standards successful IP cases.

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CTSI Brexit Think Tank

05 September 2018

Trading Standards Opportunities and Threats from the UK Withdrawal from the EU.

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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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