201811.02

Remembrance Day: authorities combat fake poppies

Every year, the Royal British Legion calls to remember and support its action by organizing a fundraising campaign the symbol of which is a poppy brooch. More than ever, the celebrations of the year 2018, marking the centenary of 11 November 2018, should be memorable. The poppy is the trademark of the Royal British Legion. As the Remembrance Sunday approaches, the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and the Royal British Legion have urged to be wary of fake poppies, which, via Aliexpress and Taobao, flood the market, and buy the products through official channels. (Gov.uk, Oct. 26, 2018). The City of London Police is involved in the fight against the sale of counterfeit poppies (cityoflondon.police.uk, 26 Oct. 2018). Last year, the authorities seized thousands of counterfeit poppy brooches from China (Independant.co.uk, 11 Nov. 2017).

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