Fake Olympic goods warning

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TRADING standards officers are reminding people to beware of counterfeit Olympic goods as the Games’ torch arrives in South Yorkshire.

Counterfeit goods bearing registered trademarks including the Olympic rings, London 2012, and other related words and symbols have been intercepted at UK ports but some have made their way through to retailers.

The Olympic torch arrives in Barnsley next Monday, June 25, before it travels to Sheffield.

Barnsley Council’s trading standards team is working with other organisations to make sure the route is a counterfeit-free zone.

To sell goods which infringe trade marks is a criminal offence carrying penalties ranging from a warning to prison.