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Result! Sentence for Shropshire trader who sold counterfeit goods online

17 September 2018

Traders and individuals who decide to supply counterfeit goods over the internet could face legal action with substantial penalties, as well as losing all the money they have made from their criminal activities, Powys County Council has warned.

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County trials initiative to curb sale of fake goods on social media

07 September 2018

North Yorkshire has provided the trial location for a national initiative that aims to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media buy-and-sell groups.

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New initiative to curb the sale of counterfeit goods on social media

06 September 2018

A new, government-backed initiative has been developed to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media ‘buy-and-sell’ groups.

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Annual IP crime and enforcement report: 2017 to 2018

06 September 2018

Highlighting current and emerging counterfeiting and piracy threats in the UK and overseas. Including Trading Standards successful IP cases.

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The toxic truth about counterfeit cosmetics

29 August 2018

BUYING the latest trendy make-up can be detrimental to your wealth, with a celebrity-branded lipstick costing as much as £30. But buying a cheaper version on the internet or at a market stall for as little as £8 can have serious consequences for your health, experts have warned.

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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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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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