It is an offence to apply or use a trade mark fraudulently. Trading Standards make regular checks at street markets and other outlets to look for infringements. They have brought a number of successful prosecutions against people selling counterfeit goods.
If you are a consumer requiring advice on a trade mark:
Citizens Advice Consumer Service
tel: 08454 04 05 06
e-mail: via Citizens Advice Consumer Service website
web: More information and advice for consumers can be found on the Citizens Advice Consumer Service website
If you are a trader requiring advice on the use of a trade mark:
tel: 01623 452005
web: More information about using trade marks can be found on our trading standards pages.