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Married couple who sold fake Ed Sheeran T-shirts and West Ham United tops to pay back £75,000

18 September 2018

In June 2017, Andrew Jones, 57, was jailed for six months at Cardiff Crown Court while Jayne Jones, 49, was jailed for the same term, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of 40 hours and 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Result! Sentence for Shropshire trader who sold counterfeit goods online

17 September 2018

Traders and individuals who decide to supply counterfeit goods over the internet could face legal action with substantial penalties, as well as losing all the money they have made from their criminal activities, Powys County Council has warned.

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Fake handbags, clothes and perfume seized in raid on 'counterfeit capital' Strangeways

12 September 2018

In a joint operation Greater Manchester Police, ACG Members, trading standards officers from Manchester Council and Home Office immigration enforcement officers executed warrants on premises on Harris Street.

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County trials initiative to curb sale of fake goods on social media

07 September 2018

North Yorkshire has provided the trial location for a national initiative that aims to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media buy-and-sell groups.

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New initiative to curb the sale of counterfeit goods on social media

06 September 2018

A new, government-backed initiative has been developed to protect consumers and small businesses from the harm caused by the growing trade in fake goods on social media ‘buy-and-sell’ groups.

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Annual IP crime and enforcement report: 2017 to 2018

06 September 2018

Highlighting current and emerging counterfeiting and piracy threats in the UK and overseas. Including Trading Standards successful IP cases.

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CTSI Brexit Think Tank

05 September 2018

Trading Standards Opportunities and Threats from the UK Withdrawal from the EU.

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Shopkeeper's tax evasion on 720,000 fake cigarettes was 'enough to fund eight nurses'

20 August 2018

He was found with the goods while serving a suspended prison sentence for a similar offence.

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Fake goods dealer told – ‘pay up or face jail’

31 July 2018

Items included designer label jewellery and watches, phone accessories, make-up, bags and clothing, footwear, perfume, sunglasses and headphones.

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