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ACG Annual Report 2018 Launched

15 March 2019

No single organisation can beat counterfeiting on its own and Brexit is going to challenge those cross-border partnerships: Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group's call as he publishes the ACG Annual Report 2018

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Nelson taxi driver sold counterfeit car parts on eBay

18 April 2019

Officers found a total of 292 Audi hub caps and 21 VW hub caps, which were all later confirmed to be counterfeit.

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Fake Nike trainers and designer clothes found at Wolverhampton fashion shop

17 April 2019

"Selling and supplying counterfeit items is a serious crime that not only deceives customers but also robs the public purse of much needed revenue and businesses who are trying to earn an honest living."

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Trading standards officers seize fake Dyson hairdryers at Stansted Airport

12 April 2019

Although the hairdryers initially looked convincing the cost to the importer was $8 approximately £6 per unit. The hairdryer normally retails for a minimum of £300 which is 50 times the price.

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Bishop Auckland woman in court for selling counterfeit trainers on Facebook

08 April 2019

Investigations found evidence that the defendant had been actively involved in the sale of counterfeit clothing and accessories from at least January 2018.

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Suspected counterfeit Nike and Hugo Boss clothing worth £25,000 seized from Newcastle shop

08 April 2019

Officers at Newcastle City Council swooped on the shop in the east of the city on Wednesday and Thursday following an intelligence-led operation.

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Dunstable trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

04 April 2019

A Dunstable man who sold unsafe sex aids has been ordered to pay over £6,500.

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Con man who sold counterfeit trainers is sentenced

04 April 2019

As well as being forced to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work, Akinsola who was sentenced on March 29, was told he may be forced to pay a fine of £8630 under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

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Newcastle Crown Court heard the only room in the house that did not contain the illegal items was the toilet!

02 April 2019

The court heard the illegal haul could have sold for around £22,800 and caused a loss to the designer industry of up to £150,000.

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New Deal for Consumers: European Commission welcomes provisional agreement on strengthening EU consumer protection rules

02 April 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on stronger and better enforced consumer protection rules.

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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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