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A new initiative, supported by the UK government and EU Intellectual Property Office, has been established to protect consumers and small businesses from the potential economic, reputational and environmental risks of a growing trade in counterfeit goods via social media ‘buy-and-sell’ groups.
Worcestershire Regulatory Services (WRH) has already dealt with one instance in Worcester of late and has warned all cabbies and firms to be on the lookout.
The guidance provides support to trade mark owners, or those applying for a trade mark, under the terms of the EU’s Trade Mark Directive 2015 which will be implemented in the UK through the Trade Marks Regulations 2018.
A 39 year old man has been charged on suspicion of being a member of an organised crime group responsible for the production and supply of false identity documents.
PIPCU warn against illegal streaming ahead of boxing, golf and F1 coverage. Using a device to stream TV, sports or films without an official subscription is breaking the law.
More than £21,000-worth of illegal cigarettes have been seized by Birmingham City Council as Trading standards team acting on tip-offs swooped on stores in Handsworth and Erdington .
Close to 10’000 counterfeit goods, including phone chargers and headphones have been seized in south and west Belfast, the PSNI has said.
A massive forgery factory filled with thousands of fake documents and cards has been shut down and its operators jailed.
Among the goods taken were 400 pairs of trainers, football shirts, jackets, perfumes, hair straighteners and watches.
The owner of a Tamworth shop has been sentenced after over 12,000 illegal cigarettes and 5kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized in just 12 months.
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