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Multi-agency raid in Birmingham disrupts manufacture of counterfeit products

28 August 2019

Tens of thousands of illegally manufactured branded labels and hundreds of finished garments were seized in a raid yesterday at a factory in Handsworth, Birmingham.

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ACG recognise work of North Lanarkshire TS Officer

09 August 2019

On Tuesday 6 August Phil Lewis, ACG Director General travelled to Motherwell in Scotland to present Anne Marie Spalding with an ACG Award for excellence in anti-counterfeiting enforcement.

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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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Takeaway closed after machetes, knives and counterfeit cigarettes seized

27 September 2019

Around £5,000 in cash was recovered along with thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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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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Huge crash for Mustang driver highlights the danger of fake gear flooding the market

24 September 2019

A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.

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Redditch man fined for selling counterfeit football shirts

23 September 2019

The football kits included those for England, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.

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Former Matean Market owner caught selling counterfeit cigarettes

19 September 2019

Hazhar Merahmad, the former owner of Matean Market in Cowley, has been fined more than £6,500 after pleading guilty to 10 offences concerning the supply of illegal tobacco.

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East Staffordshire counterfeit tobacco seller imprisoned

13 September 2019

An ongoing operation by Staffordshire Trading Standards to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco has secured a conviction following the seizure of a quantity of cigarettes and rolling tobacco.

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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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