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Latest News - 01/2019

Result! Thousands of counterfeit and unsafe goods seized

18 January 2019

A joint operation between the National Trading Standards Regional Investigations Team Central England, Birmingham Trading Standards, West Midlands Police and partners including the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), the National Markets Group (NMG) and brand representatives, has resulted in the seizure of £2.5 million worth of counterfeit and unsafe products including clothing, jewellery and cosmetics.

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ACG target premises and seize counterfeit goods

10 January 2019

ACG and its members joined West Midlands Police and officers from Trading Standards on 9 January in a raid action to seize counterfeit goods from a residential premises.

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£12k of fake clothing and cigarettes seized in Dundee

19 January 2019

Trading Standards Scotland (TSS) worked with council officers and police to execute a warrant at an address in the city.

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Huge £2.5 MILLION haul of fake and 'unsafe' Chanel, Armarni and GHD products seized

18 January 2019

It took officers two days to clear out Digbeth warehouse full of counterfeit perfumes, clothes and footwear

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2,300 items of counterfeit goods found in Chapel St Leonards shop

18 January 2019

Trading Standards Officers raided the Bling shop in Trunch Lane, Chapel St Leonards.

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Gwent Police seize cigarettes in counterfeit goods operation

17 January 2019

Two people have since been arrested – a man, 66, from the Blaenavon area; and a woman, 46, from the Abergavenny area.

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Counterfeit Marvel and Disney goods seized at Edinburgh Airport and Grangemouth Docks

09 January 2019

Counterfeit goods leave customers out of pocket with inferior and possibly dangerous products.

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Fire chief warns of ‘fake’ phone charger dangers

07 January 2019

Steve Gourlay said that while the vast majority of electrical items in the home were safe, his biggest concern was cheap chargers. He said: “If it costs £1 there is probably a reason for it and some can be very very dangerous.”

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Police seize dozens of fake trainers from Stoke-on-Trent market

06 January 2019

The counterfeit shoes were seized from Hanley's Sunday Market by Staffordshire Police.

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We went shopping in Strangeways, and here's what we got...

05 January 2019

The shops are constantly raided by police and trading standards - with £2.5m worth of fake goods seized in the latest bust.

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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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