<h1 class="entry-title">Month: November 2016</h1>

Bizarre Stories of Infidelity

Everybody likes to believe that their partner would never cheat on them, and that it’s a scenario that they’re only going to encounter in films like What’s New Pussycat and Lady Chatterley’s Lover. But in reality, a substantial number of couples will experience one or both partners cheating. According to a recent survey, Thailand and […]

Now Grey Goods Are Not So Grey

The recent Court of Appeal decision in R v C and Others [2016] EWCA Crim 1617 has confirmed that sale of grey goods can be met by criminal sanctions under Section 92 of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (‘the Act’), which can amount to a maximum of 10 years imprisonment. Grey goods are goods to […]

For the First Time Takes Counterfeiters to Court

Amazon in the US has filed lawsuits against counterfeit sellers, after a number of businesses on Amazon protested that knockoffs were killing their sales and endangering consumers. Amazon filed suit against a group of sellers for infringing on athletic training equipment developed by TRX. In a second case, Amazon sued sellers who are offering fake versions […]

Counterfeit Banknotes

This is a message sent via In The Know – Surrey and Sussex. This information has been sent on behalf of Surrey Police  Over the last few days we have had several reports of three smartly dressed men in suits trying to pass off fake £50 and £100 notes, believed Scottish counterfeit notes. They go […]

Police seize £7m of Fakes in Scotland and Warn of the Link to Organised Crime

It was announced that counterfeit goods valued at around £7 million were seized by police in Scotland last year as Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launched the Government’s report into Scotland’s gangs. Officers made nearly 3,000 arrests of people known to be involved in serious organised crime. According to the report the most common business types are licensed […]

Checks and actions that companies can make for themselves to mitigate risk and prior to a more extensive internal audit

How to assess the safety and security of your company In this article we will examine how your organisation can mitigate risks by regularly carrying out essential security and safety checks. We will consider: Why is it important to review the security and safety of your organisation? How to carry out a security check. What […]