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  • 19 Aug 2018 9:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    City centre shopkeeper hit with £1.3k court bill after this secret stash of dodgy tobacco found hidden in wall

    https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/city-centre-shopkeeper-hit-13k-1905975

  • 12 Aug 2018 8:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He pleaded guilty to copyright offences for illegally creating and distributing karaoke tracks online without permission. Digitop have estimated their loss to be £485,000, while Sunfly Karaoke Ltd’s loss is projected to be £29,593

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1081/man_sentenced_for_over__500_000_of_karaoke_copyri

  • 12 Aug 2018 8:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A shop worker has been jailed for his part in selling thousands of packets of illegal counterfeit cigarettes with potential health risks at two Hereford shops.


    http://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/16400758.shop-worker-jailed-for-his-part-in-selling-counterfeit-cigarettes/

  • 30 Jul 2018 10:32 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The amount of fake vehicle parts available on the market is on the rise. A recent study from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) estimated that more than €2 billion is lost every year due to counterfeit tyres and batteries alone.

    http://news.cityoflondon.police.uk/r/1073/government_warns__fake_vehicle_parts_are_on_the_r

  • 23 Jul 2018 2:57 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Flintshire County Council Trading Standards took rogue trader to court where he pleaded guilty to 7 charges of supplying and possessing counterfeit goods under the Trade Marks Act 1994.


    http://www.deeside.com/shotton-rogue-trader-fined-thousands-after-being-caught-selling-fake-super-hero-costumes/

  • 15 Jul 2018 10:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Leicester man created a string of fake companies that made almost 300 fraudulent VAT repayment claims over a seven-year period, an HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigation revealed.

    https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/business/fraudster-set-up-46-fake-1784168

  • 09 Jul 2018 6:45 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It is somewhat ironic that some of the very latest security items that we rely on to protect our cars and motorcycles from thieves appear to have been copied and many of these poorly-made counterfeits are now headed our way courtesy of the criminals themselves

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/comment/counterfeit-car-parts-counting-high-cost-growing-market-fakes/

  • 02 Jul 2018 11:11 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The tees were stopped from entering the market by trading standards officers at Leicestershire City Council, who uncovered them at East Midlands Airport not long before the big kick-off in Russia earlier this month.

    https://www.mix96.co.uk/news/national/2621805/world-cup-warning-over-fake-football-kits/

  • 02 Jul 2018 11:02 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An alleged fake passport ‘factory’ in London used to supply hundreds of forged documents has been raided by police.

    https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/01/inside-fake-passport-factory-where-hundreds-of-counterfeit-documents-were-sold-on-7674303/

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