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Latest News - Watches & jewellery

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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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Identity stolen after buying counterfeit shoes

24 September 2017

Emily's identity was stolen and fake websites were set up in her name to sell more counterfeit goods after she bought shoes.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Thousands of fake goods seized in counterfeit crackdown

21 August 2017

Fake designer clothes and bogus perfume were among a staggering £250,000 counterfeit haul seized at Glen Park Market in Ingoldmells earlier today.

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Trader prosecuted after Portland Market counterfeits seizure

14 August 2017

A market trader from Bournemouth has been prosecuted and fined after being caught in possession of over 650 counterfeit items, including branded sportswear watches and sunglasses, at Portland Market.

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Counterfeit trader prosecuted for selling fake Pandora bracelets, makeup, and tracksuits

25 July 2017

Christian Price, 20, pleaded guilty to nine charges at Newport Magistrates’ Court, after trading standards officers seized 100 fake items from him, with a street value of around £7,000.

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Merthyr's TS team continues to tackle counterfeit goods

22 July 2017

On the 12th July 2017 at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court Lynda Elliott of Hodges Street, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil pleaded guilty to offences under the Trade Marks Act, Hallmarking Act and safety offences under REACH regulations. These matters related to the sale of jewellery following an investigation carried out by Merthyr Tydfil Trading Standards Service.

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ACG on BBC Crimewatch Roadshow

14 July 2017

The ACG featured on the BBC Crimewatch Roadshow programme on Friday 7 July when they focused on the issues of counterfeit products.

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Counterfeit designer goods are big business

08 June 2017

But, as more designers start to address it on the catwalk as well as in the courtroom, will they have the last laugh?

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Drugs and counterfeit goods go hand in hand!

28 April 2017

28.04.17 - Almost 6,000 raids led to the recovery of 1,700kg of drugs with a street value of €30m, while more than 71,000 counterfeit goods such as watches and clothing were taken in by the authorities. Just under 1,600 vehicles were seized.

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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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