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Latest News - Clothing & footwear

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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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Married couple who sold fake Ed Sheeran T-shirts and West Ham United tops to pay back £75,000

18 September 2018

In June 2017, Andrew Jones, 57, was jailed for six months at Cardiff Crown Court while Jayne Jones, 49, was jailed for the same term, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of 40 hours and 200 hours of unpaid work.

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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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Halifax counterfeiter caught selling fake goods on eBay

13 September 2018

In January 2017, during an inspection of the Custom Design UK Ltd registered office, West Yorkshire Trading Standards seized numerous heat transfers as well as items of clothing bearing various music and sporting trademarks such as Foo Fighters and Adidas.

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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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ACG exhibits at The Emirates Stadium

07 September 2018

The ACG and Premier League football clubs came together on Wednesday 5 September for a Football Against Fakes event held at The Emirates Stadium, London.

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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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Fake designer clothing seized from Peterborough car boot sale

24 August 2018

On August 19 Trading Standards officers carried out inspections at the ‘Bizzy Boot’ sale, which is held in Wellington Street car park every Sunday. A number of stalls were found selling counterfeit goods, including Christian Dior Perfumes, Chanel Perfumes, Hugo Boss Perfumes, Nike Trainers, Armani Clothing and Adidas Clothing.

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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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