Advice on How to Spot a Fake

Want to know how to spot a fake? Gavin Terry, Lead Officer for Intellectual Property at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute explains what to look for in this informative piece for BBC 5Live  [watch here]

IP Legal Info SheetYou can also download this Real Deal leaflet by Gavin Terry, which sets out ‘the 4 Ps’ on how to spot a fake and provides helpful advice to market operators and traders on How to Stay IP legal.


New Watford Market is the Real Deal

New Watford Market is the latest in the county to sign the Real Deal charter with Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards Service.

Andrew Sparrow, executive director of WMC Retail, operators of New Watford Market, said: “By signing the Real Deal Charter we are giving an assurance to customers that they can shop at the market with confidence. We are also able to offer advice to traders together with a strong message that we will only allow stalls selling safe and genuine products.”

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Market organisers on board to ensure goods are the Real Deal in Staffordshire

Mark Wilson TS and Matthew Roberts Ashwood

Staffordshire county council has now signed its third Real Deal agreement with the organisers of a car boot event in South Staffordshire. Ashwood Car Boot Fair has joined the campaign, which aims to clean up the sale of counterfeit goods. The campaign brings together councils, market operators and traders, industry groups, and copyright and trademark owners. Event organisers signing up to the Real Deal charter are demonstrating their commitment to tackling counterfeit goods sales and keeping visitors safe.

Photo caption: Principal trading standards officer Mark Wilson (left) with Ashwood Car Boot Fair organiser Matthew Roberts.

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