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06 June 2023
Two men have been sentenced to a combined total of 31 years in jail for one of the UK's largest-ever carousel tax frauds. Sock manufacturer Arif Patel and his co-accused, Mohamed Jaffar Ali, were involved in a fraudulent scheme claiming VAT repayments on false exports of textiles and mobile phones, and sold counterfeit clothes worth at least £50 million.
24 August 2022
Nike is adding to the list of defendants facing off against it in a pending lawsuit over allegedly “customized” footwear. In an amended complaint that it lodged with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on August 18, the Beaverton-based sportswear behemoth claims that not only is sneaker customizer Customs By Ilene, Inc., dba Drip Creationz (“Drip Creationz”) on the hook for trademark infringement and dilution, and counterfeiting for offering up modified sneakers, as well as outright fakes that bear Nike branding, affiliated entity Dripz 2.0 is similarly liable, as are the companies’ co-founders and owners Ilene Arellano, Raymond Quiroz, and Brian Porter, who Nike claims are actively trying to “hide their own infringing actions” in light of its lawsuit.
26 October 2021
A trader who sold jewellery made with harmful heavy metals, some of which was found to contain 800 times more than the safe limit, has been fined.
10 February 2021
In September 2018, Officers from Manchester City Council Trading Standards, GMP, and brand representatives raided Jamie Bags Ltd, in Woolley Street
12 October 2020
On Saturday 3 October, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and brand representatives along with Hertfordshire Trading Standards, National Markets Group for IP Protection (NMG) and Hertfordshire Constabulary raided Bovingdon market, known for intellectual property infringement.
12 March 2020
Manchester police raids seize counterfeit bags and clothes 'worth £7.5m'
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.
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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.