Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Appeal Over Fake Goods

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

Newport Trading Standards Officers are appealing to the public to help capture sellers trading in counterfeit goods. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The appeal follows a raid on the home of a Facebook trader who had been found to be selling counterfeit Michael Kors watches. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of a national initiative, Newport Trading Standards Officers executed a warrant at the trader’s home and seized the counterfeit watches, along with branded clothing and footwear which are suspected of contravening the Trade Marks Act. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If any Newport residents have information about people selling fake goods, or have been the victims of a counterfeit purchase, please contact Trading Standards by email trading.standards@newport.gov.uk or phone 01633 656656. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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