Fake remembrance poppy goods seized at docks
The Home Office released a statement last Friday concerning the discovery of £150,000 worth of fake poppy branded goods in a shipping consignment from China which was randomly inspected at Tilbury Docks, ahead of Remembrance Sunday on 11 November 2017.
According to the statement, the shipment included thousands of items of jewellery, scarves and keyrings either in the shape of the remembrance poppy or with it marked on, in some cases together with the words “Lest we Forget”.
The Royal British Legion is the proprietor of a registered trade mark for the four-petal poppy and the two petal poppy is a registered trade mark owner by Poppyscotland. A representatives for the charities stated “we have a responsibility to make sure that these trademarks are protected so that the public can be sure that their donations are going directly to a registered charity.
The goods were seized by Border Force, which works alongside Trading Standards and the Intellectual Property Office.
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