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

Bensham shopkeeper fined for selling vodka 'unfit for human consumption'

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Travellers could face prosecution if they bring counterfeit goods into the country

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Former Ipswich shopkeeper caught with dangerous and counterfeit ciggies at two town stores

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Counterfeit cigarettes flooding Britain contain 500 TIMES as much killer toxin

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Events

WORLD ANTI-COUNTERFEITING DAY - 8 JUNE 2016

08/06/2016, Global

Organised by The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG).

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CTSI Conference & Exhibition 2016 - Telford

20/06/2016 - 23/06/2016, The International Centre, Telford St Quentin Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

The CTSI annual Conference is the leading event in the field of consumer affairs and trading

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Local Government Association Conference & Exhibition

05/07/2016 - 07/07/2016

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British IP Day - 5 July 2016

05/07/2016

British IP Day - 5 July 2016

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Intellectual Property in Practice 2016: Criminal IP Law & Private Prosecutions

06/07/2016, BPI, Second Floor, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JA

Intellectual Property in Practice 2016 (formerly DCATS IP) is a unique series of bespoke one day

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