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Guilty! 24 charges of selling counterfeit goods

07 November 2017

The knock-off items, which also included Gucci belts and Beats headphones, were ‘indistinct from the real thing’ at a first look, prosecutors said.

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Fake booze! £7,700 dram is counterfeit

03 November 2017

A DRAM of whisky dubbed the most expensive in the world after a Chinese author paid £7,700 for it was a fake, an investigation has revealed.

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Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

03 November 2017

Thomas Chaney, 24, of Greenmeadow was caught following an investigation by Torfaen’s trading standards team which found he was selling large quantities of counterfeit tobacco through the social media site.

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ACG bring the brands to Heathrow

02 November 2017

The ACG raised awareness of counterfeits yesterday by holding another successful Border Force Training Day at Heathrow airport. Big brands including Hunter Boots, Hasbro, NorthFace, Hewlett Packard and UGG exhibited counterfeit and genuine products and invited enforcement officers to visit the exhibits to discuss the issues facing brand protection and understand how to identify a fake product.

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Christmas shoppers urged not to buy cheap perfume and after shave from street sellers in Peterborough

31 October 2017

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards say unlicensed street traders are operating illegally in the city and have so far seized 500 bottles of counterfeit designer fragrance in eight weeks.

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Don't be ghouled by fake Halloween fancy dress costumes

27 October 2017

ACG call on consumers to buy real and not put themselves or their loved ones at risk by buying fake fancy dress costumes and cosmetics this Halloween.

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Barking Market trader fined for selling counterfeit t-shirts

26 October 2017

A trader at Barking Market has been fined and given a community order after he was caught selling fake Ralph Lauren children’s t-shirts.

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Police warn Halloween revellers not to be tricked by counterfeit fancy dress costumes

25 October 2017

Counterfeit fancy dress clothing is not subjected to the same rigorous testing as genuine items and therefore poses a public safety risk to consumers, it says.

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Thurrock Council leader praises crackdown on counterfeit cigarettes

23 October 2017

Sarah Cambridge, trading as Chequers Fruit and Veg at 18b North Mall, Grays Shopping Centre, pleaded guilty to six offences of selling counterfeit cigarettes, possessing with the intent to supply counterfeit cigarettes and failure to display a notice with regards to underage sales.

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Grimsby counterfeit designer gear seller in Court

23 October 2017

A 'foolish' delivery driver who sold fake designer labels including Michael Kors handbags and UGG boots on Facebook for as little as £30 has been convicted.

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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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