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Barking and Dagenham Council’s trading standards team receive national award for anti-counterfeiting enforcement

PUBLISHED: 10:00 12 July 2020

Counterfeit items of childrens clothing that were being sold at Dagenham Market and seized by the council. Picture: Barking and Dagenham Council

Counterfeit items of childrens clothing that were being sold at Dagenham Market and seized by the council. Picture: Barking and Dagenham Council

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An investigation that led to more than 60,000 items of fake clothing being recovered helped earn the council’s trading standards team a national award.

The team was recognised for departmental excellence in enforcement at the annual Anti-Counterfeiting Group Awards, after a successful year with a significant number of seizures and prosecutions online and in physical premises.

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Councillor Margaret Mullane, cabinet member for enforcement and community safety said: “Our trading standards team work tirelessly to ensure that traders and local businesses are operating legally and in so doing protect our residents.

“I’m over the moon that their hard work has been recognised.”

The team were nominated for the award by trademark representatives.

Email tradingstandards@lbbd.gov.uk to report concerns about a trader or business in the borough.


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