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Latest News - Cigarettes & tobacco

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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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Counterfeit 'Amber Leaf, Golden Virginia and Mayfair' tobacco seized in raid

23 September 2017

A Lincolnshire shop has been raided three times in six months and each time counterfeit tobacco was found on sale, Lincoln Crown Court was told.

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Illegal stash of tobacco worth £6,800 seized from car

21 September 2017

The counterfeit goods were discovered by Gloucestershire County Council’s trading standards team, who forced entry to the vehicle on Tuesday morning.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized from Ealing shops

20 September 2017

Thousands of pounds of dodgy goods have been seized in raids in Southall and Greenford.

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Counterfeit mobile phone accessories and E Liquids seized in Southall

19 September 2017

Officers seized approx 1,839 mobile phone items, worth an estimated £24,640, including Samsung covers and headphones, Apple Ear Pods and Nokia phones.

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Trader fined after selling counterfeit branded cigarette lighters

07 September 2017

A TRADER has been forced to pay up more than £5,000 for selling dangerous fake branded cigarette lighters.

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Counterfeit cigarette dealer given suspended prison sentence

16 August 2017

James Simpson, of Hawthorn Square in Seaham, was found to be selling imitations of well-known cigarette brands when he was snared in an undercover sting by Durham County Council’s trading standards officers.

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Shopkeeper sentenced for selling potentially dangerous counterfeit lighters

03 August 2017

Harpreet Singh, 31, admitting to a string of trademark and safety offences after lighters he was selling were seized during a Trading Standards inspection.

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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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