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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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Man who sold fake Pandora charms online is jailed for a year

27 June 2018

Cheshire West and Chester Trading Standards brought the case against Tony McKeating, 45, following an investigation into the sale of counterfeit Pandora jewellery being sold on an online auction site.

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Ipswich man sentenced for selling fake designer clothes on Facebook

20 June 2018

The prosecution followed complaints to Suffolk Trading Standards that Harvey was selling branded goods suspected to be counterfeit on his Facebook page, including clothing, shoes and accessories by brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Lacoste, Nike, Adidas and Ralph Lauren.

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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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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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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

31 May 2018

City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace.

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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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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