Archive for the 'counterfeiting' Category

Men jailed after police op uncovers £1m in fake notes – BBC News

“Four men have been jailed after counterfeit bank notes worth more than £1m were uncovered by police.”

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BBC news, 17th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Varsani – WLR Daily

Regina v Varsani [2010] EWCA Crim 1938; [2010] WLR (D) 237

“Where an offender was convicted of being knowingly concerned in the fraudulent evasion of duty on counterfeit cigarettes, contrary to s 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979, the reference to the retail price of cigarettes ‘of that description’ in s 5(1) of the Tobacco Products Duty Act 1979, as amended, by which the value of the duty was to be calculated, was to the retail price of genuine non-counterfeit cigarettes which were of the same description as the counterfeit ones on which the duty was evaded.”

WLR Daily, 24th August 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Man fined £26k over fake computer games – BBC News

“A man who sold fake computer games over the internet has been ordered to pay £26,405 following a proceeds of crime investigation.”

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BBC News, 12th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Suspected counterfeits can be destroyed if not defended by importer, says HMRC – OUT-LAW.com

“Suspected counterfeit goods being brought into the UK can be destroyed without going to court if the importer fails to object, according to new rules put in place by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).”

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OUT-LAW.com, 26th April 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

£1 coins counterfeiter jailed – The Independent

“A 49-year-old man was jailed for three-and-a-half years today after he admitted running a counterfeit coin factory producing thousands of pounds of fake £1 coins, police said.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

UK authorities’ inability to seize counterfeits results in EU court referral – OUT-LAW.com

“The Court of Appeals has asked Europe’s highest court to rule on whether UK authorities can seize counterfeit goods passing through the UK and allow brand owners to take legal action against the companies behind the fakes.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 27th January 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Runaway counterfeiter behind bars – BBC News

“A prolific counterfeiter who went on the run for almost four years has been jailed after being returned to the UK.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

eBay wins L’Oreal UK court case – BBC News

“Online marketplace eBay is not jointly liable for the sale of any counterfeit L’Oreal products through its website, the High Court in London has ruled.”

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BBC News, 22nd May 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

£5m counterfeit cash gang jailed – BBC News

“Five men have been jailed and one given a suspended sentence after admitting printing £5m in fake banknotes.”

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BBC News, 27th March 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Regina v Kousar – Times Law Reports

Regina v Kousar

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A wife who knew her husband was storing business merchandise in the matrimonial home, acquiesced in it being there and did not demand its removal, was not in control or possession of the goods.”

The Times, 25th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

L’Oreal in High Court battle with eBay – Daily Telegraph

“L’Oreal, the cosmetics giant, has begun a High Court action over the sale of fake fragrances and cosmetic products on eBay.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th March 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Fake audiobook seller jailed – The Independent

“A man who conned people with counterfeit audiobooks, including the best-selling Harry Potter tales, was today jailed for 21 months.”

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The Independent, 20th November 2008

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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