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Being a member

ACG members are UK and international manufacturers, distributors and retailers; lawyers; trademark agents; and brand protection specialists.

We represent over 3,000 brands across industry sectors, in more than 30 countries. 

Members

Members range from brand owners, specialist lawyers, trademark agents and other professionals to product security companies.

Full members are manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Associate members are law firms, barristers' chambers, trademark attorneys and patent agents.

Brand Protection Group (BPG) members are product security specialists, investigators and technology providers.

Correspondent members are additional named individuals, subsidiaries or parent/partner companies.

Benefits of membership

  • Access to a dedicated Intelligence coordinator to help raise awareness of your counterfeiting issues with law enforcement.
  • Direct input to UK & EU lobbying, policy development and public communications.
  • Members' interests promoted via ACG's profile and influence with government, law enforcement, the media and other IP protection interests worldwide.
  • Special seminars on enforcement issues, free to members e.g. Internet, working with law enforcement, updates on law and practice.
  • Groups and committees for information sharing, advice and action: 
    • Associates Group
    • Brand Protection Group
    • Consumer Brands Group
    • International Committee
  • Access to international contacts and guidance database; a source of information for e.g. overseas lawyers, European Customs.
  • A secure login to a dedicated members area on the ACG website.
  • E–circulars and reports for instant news about relevant legislation, enforcement issues and international developments.
  • Monthly e-newsletters with latest news round-ups, targeted to areas of interest for members.
  • Networking at ACG events.
  • Enforcement liaison: nation-wide Intellectual Property Roadshows and internal meetings.
  • Global links to industry groupings and other anti–counterfeiting organisations.
  • Free access to the recently published ACG Guide to Brand Protection

About ACG

ACG represents more than 3,000 brands affected by this influx of fakes into the UK and delivers an international network of information, advice and contacts on all aspects of IP protection. Working with Government and law enforcement agencies since 1980, ACG is focused on providing an effective and sustained response to counterfeiting.

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Membership with the ACG is the best way to work with government and enforcement bodies to protect your brand. Our Roadshows and training days help you reach out to police, trading standards and border force officers and tell them about your genuine products.

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