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Wokingham duo plead guilty to conspiring to sell counterfeit goods

12 May 2018

In passing sentence His Honour Judge Dugdale stated that the trio had effectively stolen someone else’s intellectual property rights and said it was nothing short of theft.

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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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Jail for tobacco smuggling gang who brought more than eight million counterfeit cigarettes into the UK

11 May 2018

A court ruled £1,107,180 of the seized cash could be paid into the public purse after the defendants could not show a legitimate source for it.

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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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GDPR could stifle online brand enforcement

02 May 2018

ANALYSIS: Brand owners are likely to face major new challenges when seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights online as a result of imminent changes to data protection laws in Europe.

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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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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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Skegness stallholder jailed for selling counterfeit clothing

22 April 2018

Ranbir Singh Dhanoa (69) was found to be offering branded clothing such as Adidas, Nike, Converse, Lacoste and Fred Perry at his Eastgate Market stall, Ingoldmells, following an investigation by Trading Standards officers in June, 2016.

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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.

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