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11 March 2021
Two market traders who set up a stall at a Sunday boot fair at Leysdown on the Isle of Sheppey to sell fake clothes have been ordered to pay back £136,476 of their illegal gains. Kent County Council's Trading Standards team went to Maidstone Crown Court to get the order under the Proceeds of Crime Act following successful prosecutions in 2019.
23 December 2019
More than 400 fake goods have been seized from market stalls in Whitechapel in a Trading Standards sting targeting rogue traders trying to fleece Christmas shoppers.
22 December 2019
Counterfeit Gucci scarves and fake Nike trainers are among more than 10,000 items confiscated in a crackdown on organised crime gangs trying to exploit the UK market.
21 December 2019
Now shoppers across the UK are increasingly likely to enjoy a genuine purchase from their local market, thanks to a consumer-friendly ‘Fake-Free Markets’ charter which is seeing its 10th anniversary.
20 December 2019
Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.
19 December 2019
Thousands of counterfeit Minions, Peppa Pig, Avengers, My Little Pony and LOL Surprise toys worth more than £800,000 have been seized by authorities.
16 December 2019
The counterfeit items were being sold for discounted prices – with the Disney princess toys, usually priced between £15 to £25, being sold for around £10.
13 December 2019
Trading standards officers seized 436 items of clothing with Ralph Lauren and Nike logos including jumpers, t-shirts and tracksuits.
10 December 2019
Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.
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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.
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.