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

Toxic counterfeit vodka sold to undercover Blackpool Council Trading Standards officer

Read more >

Taking on the giant

Read more >

Wolverhampton shop loses licence after £6k worth of counterfeit tobacco found

Read more >

Brief encounter with law leads to laundering and counterfeit charges

Read more >

Events

ACG IP Roadshow - Liverpool FC - 9th March

09/03/2017, Liverpool FC - Anfield Rd, Liverpool L4 0TH

Read more >

An Introduction to Intellectual Property

22/03/2017, Council Chamber Doncaster MBC, Civic Offices, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

This is an intensive training day aimed at officers with little or no previous knowledge of

Read more >

Intellectual Property Masterclass

23/03/2017, Council Chamber Doncaster MBC, Civic Offices, Waterdale, Doncaster DN1 3BU

This intensive training day is aimed at staff with a fairly good / significant enforcement

Read more >

World IP Day 2017 - 26th April

26/04/2017, Global

Read more >

World IP Day 2017 - 26th April

26/04/2017, Global

Read more >