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Latest News - 2022

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Bags of counterfeit products seized by Keighley police

26 January 2022

Neighbourhood Policing teams in Keighley supported West Yorkshire Trading Standards in an operation to target shops selling counterfeit goods.

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Bolton Council trading standards reveal illegal goods taken off the streets

24 January 2022

MORE than £200,000 worth of illegal goods, including alcohol and tobacco, have been seized in Bolton over the last 12 months.

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Counterfeit skincare and make-up: how it's damaging the UK beauty industry.

24 January 2022

Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) comments on Counterfeit skincare and make-up: how it's damaging the UK beauty industry.

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Recall issued for counterfeit Dyson Airwrap sold on eBay

23 January 2022

The counterfeit product was sold on eBay and is reported to have a high risk of electric shocks.

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Illegal tobacco seized from hidden hole in shop ceiling

21 January 2022

Boxes of suspected counterfeit e-cigarettes were seized from a concealed storage space above a ceiling at a Maidstone business as part of a nationwide crackdown on the illegal tobacco trade.

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“[Your infringing customisation here]”: are personalised gifts a counterfeit issue?

21 January 2022

Customised gifts are growing in popularity, but sellers may be opening themselves up to IP infringement claims.

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Stratford shop where counterfeit vodka was found can no longer sell booze and fags

20 January 2022

The licence, which covered the Quick Stop Shop in Greenhill Street was surrendered on Wednesday (19th January) prior to a hearing called by Stratford District Council.

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The scourge of illicit tobacco: what independent retailers can do to help stub out illegal tobacco sales

19 January 2022

The sale of illegal tobacco continues to be a prevalent issue for convenience stores. Charles Whitting and Megan Humphrey look at how retailers, industry bodies and the police are fighting back

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Why International Intellectual Property Rights Are Important for Amazon Sellers and Aggregators

19 January 2022

Intellectual property rights are some of the most valuable assets that an Amazon store owner can possess.

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Separating the real from the fake

18 January 2022

Nabcore was established to help people determine whether or not the products they buy are authentic

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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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