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ACG announce Phil Lewis as new Director General

30 July 2018

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Lewis as its new Director General, effective 29 July 2018. Phil has been a key member of ACG since 2014 and will take over from Alison Statham, who has led the group with distinction for 13 years.

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Counterfeiting, Piracy and US Trade Tariffs

12 July 2018

The arrival of US President Trump in the UK has brought ACG to reflect on how his recent trade policies might affect the global growth of counterfeiting and piracy.

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Tackling counterfeiting in Asia and the UK

06 July 2018

On Thursday 5 July, ACG and ACACAP held a joint workshop at The Shard in London to explore intelligence led anti-counterfeiting enforcement strategies from Asia to the UK.

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£100k bill for rogue trader who counterfeit goods goods

07 August 2018

A Harrow salesman caught hawking tens-of-thousands of fake football sew on patches , and other merchandise has been slapped with a £100k bill – thanks to Brent & Harrow Trading Standards.

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Shop worker jailed for his part in selling counterfeit cigarettes

06 August 2018

Hemen Jamal, aged 36, of Long Ley, Wolverhampton, admitted selling the counterfeit cigarettes at two convenience stores in Hereford and was jailed at Worcester Crown Court on Monday.

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Fake goods dealer told – ‘pay up or face jail’

31 July 2018

Items included designer label jewellery and watches, phone accessories, make-up, bags and clothing, footwear, perfume, sunglasses and headphones.

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Fake Nike and Adidas clothing seized at Ingoldmels market

18 July 2018

‘Operation Sunflower’ resulted in prosecution for stall holders John Sharma Lal and Ved Parkash following the raid in August last year.

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Rogue trader fined for selling counterfeit dress-up costumes

16 July 2018

Rogue trader Ashley Colin Turner was fined nearly £11,000 after he was caught selling counterfeit superhero costumes.

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Tobacco, cigarettes and 'counterfeit Valium' seized from a car in Strangeways

16 July 2018

The area was named the counterfeit capital of the UK in a Government report in 2016.

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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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