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Rogue trader fined for selling counterfeit dress-up costumes

16 July 2018

Rogue trader Ashley Colin Turner was fined nearly £11,000 after he was caught selling counterfeit superhero costumes.

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Tobacco, cigarettes and 'counterfeit Valium' seized from a car in Strangeways

16 July 2018

The area was named the counterfeit capital of the UK in a Government report in 2016.

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Major police operation seizes over 360 tons of illegal & counterfeit pesticides

13 July 2018

Numerous police, customs and plant protection authorities, including those form the UK, participated in the operation.

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50,000 websites found to be selling counterfeit goods, Action Fraud reveals

05 July 2018

Many of the websites contain harmful viruses and malware too, which could leave you at risk of being defrauded.

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Counterfeit Frozen doll sales pair jailed after Sandwell trading standards probe

02 July 2018

A couple are beginning 10-month jail terms for peddling counterfeit goods, including fake Disney dolls, some of which were potentially toxic with chemical compound levels 2,000 times safety limits.

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Conline: 18 million Brits fall victim to counterfeit electrical goods online

13 June 2018

Some of the most popular e-commerce sites are being misused by ruthless sellers as a platform to exploit online shoppers, exposing them to thousands of substandard, counterfeit and suspected recalled electrical goods.

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THE UK LOSES £218 MILLION EVERY YEAR FROM COUNTERFEIT WINE AND SPIRITS

08 June 2018

These figures form part of a cycle of research work focused on counterfeit consumer goods, carried out by the EUIPO over the past 5 years.

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Over 400,000 direct jobs are lost in 13 economic sectors due to the presence of counterfeits

07 June 2018

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.

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Dangerous fake electric goods sold on Amazon and eBay, research says

06 June 2018

One in three UK consumers have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to new findings.

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FOUR members of a family have been jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes

31 May 2018

A total of 1,141 packs of cigarettes, with a street value of £4,000, along with 414 packs of 50g rolling tobacco, worth £3,186, were found in a raid on the property.

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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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