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A SHOP owner from Tamworth has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,127 for selling counterfeit tobacco.

24 December 2019

The stash, with an estimated street value of £5,000 was found concealed in the shop.

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Fake items and TV streaming raids

23 December 2019

HOUSES have been raided by council officers investigating illegal TV streaming and counterfeit goods.

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Counterfeit goods seized in trading standards sting at Whitechapel Market

23 December 2019

More than 400 fake goods have been seized from market stalls in Whitechapel in a Trading Standards sting targeting rogue traders trying to fleece Christmas shoppers.

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Nearly £3 million fake designer-label goods seized by Border Force officials in the run-up to Christmas

22 December 2019

Counterfeit Gucci scarves and fake Nike trainers are among more than 10,000 items confiscated in a crackdown on organised crime gangs trying to exploit the UK market.

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Gucci, Burberry, Nike and Apple among counterfeit goods seized before Christmas

22 December 2019

That haul - at a Revenue and Customs pre-clearance centre - was worth at least £840,000.

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‘Fake free markets’ marks decade of helping buyers

21 December 2019

Now shoppers across the UK are increasingly likely to enjoy a genuine purchase from their local market, thanks to a consumer-friendly ‘Fake-Free Markets’ charter which is seeing its 10th anniversary.

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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Counterfeit Peppa Pig and Disney toys seized in Salford

19 December 2019

Thousands of counterfeit Minions, Peppa Pig, Avengers, My Little Pony and LOL Surprise toys worth more than £800,000 have been seized by authorities.

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Trading Standards uncovers fake designer jewellery

19 December 2019

Officers from the Society of Chief Officers of Trading Standards in Scotland (SCOTSS) undertook a spot check on 1553 pieces of jewellery in 20 local authority areas.

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Fake Frozen toys seized in Rugeley trading standards crackdown

16 December 2019

The counterfeit items were being sold for discounted prices – with the Disney princess toys, usually priced between £15 to £25, being sold for around £10.

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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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