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50,000 websites found to be selling counterfeit goods, Action Fraud reveals

05 July 2018

Many of the websites contain harmful viruses and malware too, which could leave you at risk of being defrauded.

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Over 400,000 direct jobs are lost in 13 economic sectors due to the presence of counterfeits

07 June 2018

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.

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PIPCU operation seizes over 2,000 suspected counterfeit items affecting 55 brands

31 May 2018

City of London Police, recently seized over 2,000 items – including clothing, shoes and handbags – in Manchester as part of its crackdown on counterfeit goods sellers on Facebook Marketplace.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Shoppers urged to avoid cutting costs with counterfeits this Mother’s Day

08 March 2018

Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.

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Profits from selling counterfeit goods are often used to fund other types of crime

21 February 2018

e.g. drug & people trafficking, money laundering and even terrorism!

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Women who sold designer counterfeits prosecuted

01 February 2018

Both were prosecuted following a successful investigation by Rhondda Cynon Taf Council’s Trading Standards team.

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TED Talk: How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime

31 January 2018

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.

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Christmas crackdown on '100 traders selling fake goods'

26 December 2017

Graham Mogg, of the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group, said officers netted more than 120,000 fake products last Christmas, "a proportion of which was heading for Welsh consumers".

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About ACG

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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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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