The managing director of a mobile phone equipment company has been jailed for six months after Birmingham Trading Standards officers seized counterfeit goods
worth pounds 126,000 from his premises.
Some vendors slip counterfeit goods
into drawers, use cloth to quickly hide them, or use legitimate items as a front.
and Europe mistakenly shopped on e-commerce sites selling counterfeit goods
while looking for deals online.
To report counterfeit goods
, call Citizens Advice on 03454 040505 (Welsh line) or 03454 040506 (English line).
The illicit trafficking and sale of counterfeit goods
provides criminals with a significant source of income and facilitates the laundering of other illicit proceeds.
James Lake, prosecuting, told Leeds Crown Court yesterday it w as readily apparent from Brammah's Facebook profile that it had been set up to commercially supply counterfeit goods
and showed different types of clothing, footwear and handbags he was selling.
John McHale, head of Liverpool trading standards, said: "These were persistent offenders who continued to sell counterfeit goods
despite officers regularly visiting their stalls and seizing goods.
It comes after Hartlepool Council received a number of complaints about local people selling counterfeit goods
on Facebook and other social networking sites.
Despite this move to protect consumers, some citizens say the ministry should be doing more to stop counterfeit goods
from entering the Kingdom in the first place.
Anyone with information about counterfeit goods
is asked to contact police on 0845 600 8000.
It also offers tips and information on how to stay safe online along with information on how to avoid buying counterfeit goods
from bogus websites.
THE owner of a market where some traders were caught selling counterfeit goods
has defended the market's record.
The Department of Economic Development (DED) of Dubai has destroyed nearly 453,000 assorted pieces of counterfeit goods
it confiscated in 2010.
Summary: DUBAI - The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai confiscated nearly 453,000 assorted pieces of counterfeit goods
and issued notices to 1,300 vendors in 2010, officials announced on Monday.
It is important to spread awareness on the harmful socio-economic impacts of the trade of counterfeit goods
and ease these effects through education and prevention.