ACG members make the products we use every day. Protection for their investment and creativity supports UK growth and safeguards consumers. Get real - say no to fakes!

Welcome

ACG represents the voice of business in shaping an effective deterrent to counterfeiting in the UK. We help to steer effective policy, promote evidenced based actions, empower multi-agency partnerships and strengthen international collaboration. ACG's members are under constant attack from the counterfeiting of their genuine products. We have been working since 1980 to raise awareness of this serious organised crime. The trade in fakes has never been more prolific, mainly because of the exponential rise in counterfeiting activities on the internet in recent years. It is now a global epidemic, posing major threats to consumers and national economies, and funding other crimes such as drugs, guns and people smuggling. Interpol has also reported evidence of links to terrorist organisations, in the Middle East and elsewhere.

News

Bedroom fire thought to be caused by faulty charger

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Shop has licence revoked after selling counterfeit cigarettes

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120,000 fake cigarettes seized in Staffordshire

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Intermediaries can do more to combat counterfeiting & piracy

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Events

MarkMonitor's Complimentary Spring Symposium

16/04/2015, The May Fair Hotel, London

From preparing for the onslaught of the new gTLDs to hearing from industry experts and leading

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CEPOL Webinar: COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES

16/04/2015, On-line - 10:00-11:30 AM CET

CEPOL (European Police College) webinar for Law enforcement officers fighting against the

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CEPOL Webinar: COUNTERFEIT SEMICONDUCTORS

21/04/2015, On-line - 10:00-11:30 AM CET

CEPOL (European Police College) webinar for Law enforcement officers fighting against the

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Diploma in Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards (DCATS)

21/05/2015 - 15/10/2015, IPO Newport & BPI London

Intellectual Property Training Courses.

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Food & Beverage Law & IP

02/06/2015, London Stock Exchange

The F&B Law & IP event is the premier event supporting creative partnerships in the food and

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