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Latest News - Bags & Accessories

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Counterfeit goods worth around £50,000 seized

18 September 2018

Police and Trading Standards have seized counterfeit goods after a car was stopped in Shropshire.

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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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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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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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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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How to avoid falling for fake designer goods

31 August 2018

Rip-off versions of brands like Dolce & Gabanna, Louis Vuitton and Gucci were confiscated from The Bag Shop at St Johns Shopping Centre.

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Gangsters are flooding Britain with fake goods...

20 August 2018

Cuts to the number of officials patrolling the borders is allowing organised gangs to smuggle fake goods into Britain unchecked.

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Wrexham couple plead guilty to producing fake football and motorbike souvenirs

16 August 2018

The pair were discovered manufacturing wall decals/stickers of a number of Premier League football clubs.

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£100k bill for rogue trader who counterfeit goods goods

07 August 2018

A Harrow salesman caught hawking tens-of-thousands of fake football sew on patches , and other merchandise has been slapped with a £100k bill – thanks to Brent & Harrow Trading Standards.

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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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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