Working towards a fake free London
London Trading Standards works closely with many partners to try and ensure London is a fake-free, fair and safe trading environment, these include:
- Brand representatives and brand protection staff
- Online platforms and auction websites
- Market operators
- HM Revenue & Customs
- Police Officers including PIPCU
- Financial sector and payment organisations
Trading standards carry out overt and covert inspections of physical premises and online sites and have the power to seize any goods, documents or other items required as evidence.
The prosecution of offences under trade marks and copyright legislation, along with fraud and money laundering laws is routine. Proceeds of crime confiscation proceedings can also be instigated.
To find out more about the fight against fakes visit the Anti-Counterfeiting Group website.