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Latest News - 03/2019

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ACG head: UK must maintain alliances post-Brexit

18 March 2019

He stressed that despite the UK leaving the EU, the ACG will “continue to work alongside key allies” such as the EU Intellectual Property Office, Europol, and the European Commission among others.

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A Sutton mum who showed a “callous disregard” for children after being caught selling fake superhero costumes online

15 March 2019

Anna Karetnikova, who operated as an Amazon and eBay business seller from her home in Osbourne Place, was convicted after being prosecuted by the council’s trading standards team.

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Trading standards seize 58,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes in Sheffield

15 March 2019

They obtained warrants to search a motor garage, where evidence suggested the illegal goods were being sold, and a nearby van, where they were stored.

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ACG Annual Report 2018 Launched

15 March 2019

No single organisation can beat counterfeiting on its own and Brexit is going to challenge those cross-border partnerships: Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group's call as he publishes the ACG Annual Report 2018

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Man in court over sale of thousands of counterfeit cigarettes

13 March 2019

Dilshad Suleman, 36, has been charged with a total of 14 offences concerning the sale of counterfeit tobacco in Great Yarmouth on September 11 2017.

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Two Dudley shops closed for selling counterfeit tobacco

13 March 2019

The leaseholder of Dudley Stores, also based on Dudley High Street, was found guilty of five offences involving the sale of illegal and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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Counterfeit tobacco found by trading standards

13 March 2019

The council's Trading Standards Service, working with Dyfed Powys Police and B.W.Y. Canine, visited a Newtown address last Friday (March 8) after acting on intelligence and found a quantity of counterfeit tobacco that was concealed to prevent detection.

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Suspected counterfeit goods seized from Fenham property

12 March 2019

Newcastle City Council’s Trading Standards officers executed a warrant at a residential property in Fenham having been made aware of the illegal operation.

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Illegal tobacco factory discovered in Wolverhampton

12 March 2019

It came as part of a joint investigation with HMRC to discover the tobacco, which was found in a unit on the PDH Industrial Estate, on Neachells Lane, in Wednesfield.

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