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Latest News - Perfume & cosmetics

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Trading Standards officers seize dangerous counterfeit perfume haul - and issue warning to Christmas shoppers

30 September 2019

The bottles of fragrance, labelled as designer items by the likes of YSL, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler and Dior, are likely to contain high levels of chemicals that can cause nasty reactions when sprayed onto the skin. And these substances are flammable, making them dangerous for people to have in their homes.

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Huge haul of fake goods found during illegal housing raid

26 September 2019

Trading Standards officers also found a number of hidden knives in the property after swooping on an address on Whalebone Grove, Dagenham.

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Penarth man prosecuted for selling counterfeit jewellery and unsafe cosmetics

13 August 2019

“Great work by Shared Regulatory Services has led to this prosecution, which ensures that no more people will fall victim to this company.

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Fake designer goods seized from Salisbury home

07 August 2019

These included designer clothing, designer handbags, shoes, trainers, accessories and jewellery, cigarettes, headphones, and perfume.

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"Aladdin's Cave of counterfeit goods" found in Salisbury

07 August 2019

Wiltshire Police say they found a "large" amount of counterfeit items when they went to an address on Devizes Road for a completely separate matter.

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Counterfeit goods and organised crime go hand in hand!

12 June 2019

As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.

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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

Annual professional development event: 10-12 June 2019, Brighton

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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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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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