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  • 23 Nov 2020 10:59 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    British authorities are working to prevent the sale of fake coronavirus vaccines by fraudsters, it has emerged.

  • 21 Nov 2020 5:44 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) is urging people to buy their Halloween fancy dress outfits from legitimate sellers.

  • 19 Oct 2020 10:26 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A CONMAN who ran an online travel card fraud that cost Transport for London £1million in lost earnings has been jailed.

  • 04 Oct 2020 8:58 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Several members of an organised crime gang involved in the sale of counterfeit currency, drugs and firearms have been jailed.

  • 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.

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