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19 June 2021
A Gloucester man who sold Chinese-made counterfeit car badges on the internet has been ordered to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work. Gloucester Crown Court was told Wednesday (June 16) that Cezary Sobieszuk, 40, of Sapperton Road had initially run a legitimate business selling car parts and spares after discovering his BMW was worth more as spare parts than as a whole car.
22 December 2019
Counterfeit Gucci scarves and fake Nike trainers are among more than 10,000 items confiscated in a crackdown on organised crime gangs trying to exploit the UK market.
20 December 2019
Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.
24 September 2019
A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.
21 August 2019
The court accepted that in total, the business had generated £1.75 million in illegal turnover.
12 July 2019
Experts have described new evidence of a trade in dangerous and counterfeit crash helmets as "shocking" and "a tragedy waiting to happen".
12 June 2019
As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.
06 June 2019
This represents €192 per citizen per annum, according to the report.
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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.
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.