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Counterfeit vodka left customer ill for days

15 September 2017

A Grimsby trader was caught selling fake vodka when a customer noticed it smelled of screenwash and became ill for a number of days.

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Man jailed after being caught with 100,000 doses of counterfeit Viagra

14 September 2017

Gurinder Bharaj, 27, was found with erectile dysfunction medication worth more than £30,000 after an investigation by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

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Pub and club bosses to gather at city conference in bid to improve business

13 September 2017

Ten workshops covering a wide range of topics including noise management, recognising counterfeit goods, protecting premises against drugs misuse and the impact of the pending city review of licensing policy.

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Couple to pay £1,000 in costs for selling counterfeit perfumes online

12 September 2017

Paul Adams, 46, and 38-year-old Louise Caunt from Oakdene Road were also given an 18-month conditional discharge after pleading guilty to 12 trademark offences at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court.

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Dangerous counterfeit toys seized in Strangeways

12 September 2017

Counterfeit dolls of characters from the Disney film Frozen, Minions yoyos, and Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants jigsaws were among the items recovered from a single wholesaler in the Strangeways area of Manchester. Some were toxic, while others could have posed a chocking hazard. They all came from Import Export Wholesale Poundline Plus Limited.

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Trader fined after selling counterfeit branded cigarette lighters

07 September 2017

A TRADER has been forced to pay up more than £5,000 for selling dangerous fake branded cigarette lighters.

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Shop sold counterfeit goods for six years – now the owner must pay £90K or go to jail

06 September 2017

City of York Council trading standards had found racks of counterfeit clothes and other pirated luxury goods at his shop, Miss Diva, on Low Petergate.

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Fake fancy dress clothes seized by police could poison or suffocate children

31 August 2017

Parents have been warned over dangerous counterfeit costumes in the run up to Halloween

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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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