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Latest News - POCA - Proceeds Of Crime Act confiscation order

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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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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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£250k haul of dodgy goods seized by cops in Strangeways

22 March 2019

'If you are buying these goods you are helping to fund drug dealing, human trafficking and extortion'

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Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

18 March 2019

This study presents an updated quantitative analysis of the value, scope and magnitude of world trade in counterfeit and pirated products.

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ACG head: UK must maintain alliances post-Brexit

18 March 2019

He stressed that despite the UK leaving the EU, the ACG will “continue to work alongside key allies” such as the EU Intellectual Property Office, Europol, and the European Commission among others.

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Arctic Monkeys and Motorhead trademarks breached in counterfeiting operation

22 February 2019

FIVE members of a Bradford family have narrowly escaped going to prison for their role in a £500,000 counterfeit clothing conspiracy.

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Organised crime & counterfeit goods go hand in hand

20 February 2019

The north-east’s organised crime unit use a range of tactics to disrupt gangs and meet monthly with housing bosses, trading standards chiefs and others to think of ways of making their lives difficult.

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