KCC Trading Standards seize counterfeit goods at bootfair

Trading Standards officers from KCC, supported by Kent Police and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, swooped on a bootfair on Sunday (24 July) in a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods. Officers and brand representatives targeted stalls at Pedham Place, Swanley, seizing 1,579 counterfeit items including tobacco, clothing, watches, sunglasses and furniture. If the products had…

Counterfeit goods land seller in court

A man who sold counterfeit goods from a relative’s address in Folkestone through Facebook has appeared in court, following a KCC Trading Standards investigation. Richard Friend appeared before Canterbury Magistrates’ Court (on Tuesday 20 September) charged with14 Trade Mark offences and admitted selling counterfeit goods through his Facebook page. The Trading Standards investigation was launched…