09 July 2019
So when is the Government going to take action against Amazon, Ebay, Facebook etc. who are daily allowing their sellers to sell unsafe, recalled, fake and non-compliant electrical goods to the public? We need action, and we need it fast!
09 July 2019
Ismail Maulud, was jailed for a total of 30 months at Durham Crown Court, 12 months for the sale of counterfeit tobacco goods and 18 months consecutively for a knife attack he carried out on an in-debt customer.
08 July 2019
Discount furniture store owner, Geoffrey David Moon, of Thwaite Lane, Leeds, was the ringleader of a criminal gang which smuggled tobacco products worth more than £2 million in unpaid duty into the UK.
26 June 2019
The tell-tale signs of illicit tobacco include unusual packaging such as spelling mistakes, incorrect logos or styling, foreign or no health warnings, no picture health warnings, cheaper prices e.g. less than £5 for a pack of 20, or an unusual taste and smell.
20 June 2019
Officers carried out the investigation following reports of fake cigarettes being sold from this premises.
12 June 2019
Experts say the products are being laced with rat droppings, dead insects, asbestos and other harmful ingredients in a bid to pass them off as genuine.
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.
10 June 2019
Hussain, 51, of Tremellen Street, Accrington, pleaded guilty to one trademarks offence and one safety regulations charge.
07 June 2019
To mark Anti-Counterfeiting Day on Thursday, the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) warned that using counterfeit make-up can cause harmful infections, rashes, and even burns.
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.