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Latest News - Markets & Car Boot Sales

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Fake Nike and Adidas clothing seized at Ingoldmels market

18 July 2018

‘Operation Sunflower’ resulted in prosecution for stall holders John Sharma Lal and Ved Parkash following the raid in August last year.

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Trading standards swooped on car boot seller over counterfeit goods

11 July 2018

A woman who “took a chance” to sell counterfeit goods at a car boot sale has been ordered to pay £670 in fines and costs.

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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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1000s of unsafe fidget spinners and hundreds of fake designer goods seized during raid in Manchester

12 May 2018

A total of 2,136 incorrectly labelled fidget spinners were found on the premises during a raid in May 2017.

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€3k worth of counterfeit clothes seized at Wicklow market

02 May 2018

The seizure included a large amount of jumpers and jackets that were falsely branded as Adidas and North Face.

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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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Jailed fraudsters ordered to repay more than £750k over fake PlayStations and Nintendos

02 May 2018

The duo sold hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of goods online, laundering cash through eBay and PayPal.

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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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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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