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Police call for YouTube influencers to stop using counterfeit makeup

07 June 2019

To mark Anti-Counterfeiting Day on Thursday, the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) warned that using counterfeit make-up can cause harmful infections, rashes, and even burns.

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Counterfeiting and piracy cost Ireland €900m in lost sales

06 June 2019

This represents €192 per citizen per annum, according to the report.

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Experts warn: money for fake goods could be going towards paying for terrorism, serious crime, slavery and prostitution in the UK and around the world

04 June 2019

The impact of counterfeiting and piracy is predicted to drain cash from the global economy and put jobs at risk.

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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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Pay back time for couple selling counterfeit goods!

12 April 2019

A HUSBAND and wife who admitted producing fake football and motorbike souvenirs to sell on e-Bay made more than £37,000 between them.

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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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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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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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