Retail
Evidence gathering for a ‘copycat’ action
The evidence gathering steps necessary when establishing a case against a 'copycat brand'
TSS combats illegal puppy trade
Trading Standards Scotland is warning the public about illegal puppy sellers
Copycat marketing: a game of clones
Various routes to redress exist when packaging misleads, advises barrister Michael Coley
How ‘copycat brands’ walk the line
Does trading standards have a role in tackling so-called 'copycat brands'?
Brexit a factor for UK online shoppers
CTSI is warning UK shoppers to be aware of changes caused by Brexit when buying online
Operation CAROL tackles fakes
A new initiative is taking on online sellers of fake goods in the run-up to Christmas
Christmas puppy scams warning
People in search of a puppy for Christmas are being warned to look out for scams
Online shopping complaints surge
A rise in online shopping due to COVID has led to a spike in consumer complaints
BTHA report warns on unsafe toys
The BTHA is calling for the government to take action on unsafe toys sold online
Bogus gas bill scam targets public
CTSI has received evidence of fake gas bills sent to members of the public via email
CTSI condemns price gouging
Consumer protection bodies have called for a stop to COVID-19-related price gouging
Menthol cigarette ban lands this week
From May 20 the sale of menthol flavoured tobacco products will be prohibited
Petrol station fined for drinks bottle sale
A retailer has been fined for selling petrol poured into a plastic drinks bottle
Knife sales: the sharp end
How TS tackles sales of knives and other dangerous goods to young people
At Christmas, all that glitters is not gold…
Trading Standards in Scotland have discovered incorrectly hallmarked jewellery
CTSI warns on Black Friday sales
UK consumers are being urged to do their research and not get sucked in by the hype