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Latest News - Designer goods

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Multi-agency raid in Birmingham disrupts manufacture of counterfeit products

28 August 2019

Tens of thousands of illegally manufactured branded labels and hundreds of finished garments were seized in a raid yesterday at a factory in Handsworth, Birmingham.

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ACG Member - Rubie’s counterfeit success rate continues

22 August 2019

The latest counterfeit conviction to have taken place after a trading standards alert from costume company Rubie’s has resulted in a £10,000 fine for the illegal trader.

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Shoppers warned against buying 'fishy' fake perfume

18 November 2019

In the last week alone Bolton Council officers have confronted two sets of unlicensed street traders claiming to be selling brand name scents at a fraction of the retail price.

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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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Trading Standards officers seize dangerous counterfeit perfume haul - and issue warning to Christmas shoppers

30 September 2019

The bottles of fragrance, labelled as designer items by the likes of YSL, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler and Dior, are likely to contain high levels of chemicals that can cause nasty reactions when sprayed onto the skin. And these substances are flammable, making them dangerous for people to have in their homes.

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Huge haul of fake goods found during illegal housing raid

26 September 2019

Trading Standards officers also found a number of hidden knives in the property after swooping on an address on Whalebone Grove, Dagenham.

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Huge crash for Mustang driver highlights the danger of fake gear flooding the market

24 September 2019

A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.

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Redditch man fined for selling counterfeit football shirts

23 September 2019

The football kits included those for England, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

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Counterfeit goods seized during joint operation at popular Perthshire market

21 September 2019

Fake tracksuits, trainers, perfume and jewellery were claimed by Perth and Kinross Council’s Trading Standards at the Errol Sunday Market on August 18 in a joint operation with Police Scotland and the market organisers Morris Leslie.

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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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