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£100k bill for rogue trader who counterfeit goods goods

07 August 2018

A Harrow salesman caught hawking tens-of-thousands of fake football sew on patches , and other merchandise has been slapped with a £100k bill – thanks to Brent & Harrow Trading Standards.

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Fake goods dealer told – ‘pay up or face jail’

31 July 2018

Items included designer label jewellery and watches, phone accessories, make-up, bags and clothing, footwear, perfume, sunglasses and headphones.

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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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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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£30,000 worth of fake clothes, bags and football shirts seized

03 June 2018

A haul of almost 1,800 counterfeit goods have been seized by police.

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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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TJ Hughes pays damages after selling fake Fred Perry polo shirts

25 May 2018

The Liverpool-based discount store accepted it had infringed the label's trademark rights by selling about 2,500 shirts in shops and online.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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Men tried to sell counterfeit goods at car boot sale

30 April 2018

Fake Chanel earrings, phoney Ralph Lauren tracksuits and Ugg gloves were among the items two conmen tried to sell at a car boot sale.

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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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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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