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  • 21 Sep 2020 2:16 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Once a world leader in anti-counterfeiting measures, the UK is slipping behind its US and European counterparts, according to experts.


  • 21 Sep 2020 2:08 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Unfortunately, IP crime is on the rise, particularly during these unprecedented times. A 2019 report found that the trade of counterfeit goods around the world now generates income of $509 billion annually. In Europe, around 7% of goods have been found to be counterfeit, which equates to approximately €121 billion in counterfeit goods per year. In the UK alone, IP crime is thought to cost the economy over £9 billion in lost revenue each year, which equates to £4 billion per year in unpaid taxes and causes the loss of almost 60,000 jobs. Concerningly, customs determined that 37% of the counterfeit goods it obtained at EU borders were dangerous and harmful to consumers.


  • 14 Sep 2020 10:45 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cigarettes and tobacco were the most reported counterfeit goods in the UK in 2019/20, according to local authority data reported by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) and IP Crime Office.


  • 06 Sep 2020 5:36 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The evidence gained by the authority’s trading standards team will be used to pursue Closure Orders on shops known to be involved in the supply of illegal tobacco


  • 24 Aug 2020 10:22 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Students receiving their GCSEs tomorrow are being warned not to share images of their exam certificates online.


  • 03 Aug 2020 12:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    On Thursday 30 July 2020, police executed a warrant at a property in the Leigh area of Wigan. A 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of fraud and copyright under the Designs and Patents Act 1988. He has since been released under investigation. 


  • 03 Aug 2020 12:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Businesses need a robust brand protection strategy to address the heightened risk of counterfeiting that has arisen during the coronavirus crisis, experts at international law firm Pinsent Masons have said.


  • 27 Jul 2020 1:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    US business groups are urging social networking platforms to do more to prevent fraudulent advertising and counterfeits


  • 20 Jul 2020 11:24 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Crown Prosecution Service has warned the public to beware of fraudsters exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic after a man was today jailed for 30 weeks for offering fake Government refunds.


  • 13 Jul 2020 12:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), which has been granted two awards at this year’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) ‘Awards for Excellence’.


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