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National Consumer Week 2020 16-22 November

National Consumer Week (NCW) an annual campaign which aims to raise awareness of issues that consumers are having across the country, and the protections and resources available to help people when they need it. The theme of this year’s campaign is online shopping and delivery, particularly topical ahead of ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’…

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/Global/CitizensAdvice/campaigns/NCW20/NCW%202020%20Briefing.pdf

US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepts large counterfeit shipment in run up to holiday season, originating in China

The shipment of fake footwear, handbags, and textiles, worth over $9.3 million (had they been authentic) seized at the Dallas Fort Worth port of entry. 

Clothes and footwear seized in north England UK – The seizure, worth over £1 million was undertaken by Lancashire Council’s Trading Standards on storage units across the city of Manchester and in East Lancashire.

https://www.worldtrademarkreview.com/anti-counterfeiting/euipo-ditches-fax-century-21-brand-sale-impersonation-the-rise-news-digest

China cracks down on fake goods sold online and nabs online celebrity who made $10.2m from selling counterfeits

Since May China’s public security organs have solved more than 1,400 cases involving the sale of counterfeit items via the internet, this effort being part of a broader campaign Kunlun 2020 that was launched to target crimes involving drug & food safety and infringement of intellectual property rights.

https://www.asiaone.com/china/china-cracks-down-fake-goods-sold-online-nabs-online-celebrity-who-made-102m-counterfeit

Another successful seizure of over £1 million of counterfeit clothing and shoes.

ACG members attended the raids with Lancashire County Council’s Trading Standards team and Police last week – Thursday 5th November, the police swooped on four unnamed premises to uncover around four lorry loads of illicit goods – the haul included counterfeit items relating to one of our clients – Under Armour…

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/over-1m-worth-fake-nike-19256848?utm_source=linkCopy&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

Counterfeiting – a stable funding source for criminal groups & terrorist organisations.

Trade in counterfeit and pirated goods is on an upward trajectory with the explosion of e-commerce, accelerated by a lack of regulation in that arena, even more so by the current COVID-19 pandemic, which is tragically being exploited by criminal networks…