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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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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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The toxic truth about counterfeit cosmetics

29 August 2018

BUYING the latest trendy make-up can be detrimental to your wealth, with a celebrity-branded lipstick costing as much as £30. But buying a cheaper version on the internet or at a market stall for as little as £8 can have serious consequences for your health, experts have warned.

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Rogue trader fined for selling counterfeit dress-up costumes

16 July 2018

Rogue trader Ashley Colin Turner was fined nearly £11,000 after he was caught selling counterfeit superhero costumes.

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Cat Fight!

12 July 2018

How These Inventors Beat the Counterfeiters That Nearly Destroyed Their Company.

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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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