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EU Customs seizures fall for third year running

12 October 2018

EU Customs’ detentions of articles, suspected of infringing intellectual property rights (IPR) in 2017 were down again for the third year running.

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ACG brand members deliver counterfeit training at Tilbury Port

28 September 2018

Officers from Tilbury Port were joined by global brands on Wednesday at a training day arranged by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

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ACG take the lead in the race against counterfeits at Cheltenham Racecourse

21 September 2018

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) travelled to Cheltenham Racecourse yesterday to host another successful Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow. ACG brand members met enforcement delegates from Trading Standards, Police and the IP Office.

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Counterfeit goods worth around £50,000 seized

18 September 2018

Police and Trading Standards have seized counterfeit goods after a car was stopped in Shropshire.

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Shop employee has been fined for selling counterfeit vodka

18 September 2018

The resident said the drink had a weird smell and chemical taste

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Married couple who sold fake Ed Sheeran T-shirts and West Ham United tops to pay back £75,000

18 September 2018

In June 2017, Andrew Jones, 57, was jailed for six months at Cardiff Crown Court while Jayne Jones, 49, was jailed for the same term, suspended for two years, and ordered to complete a rehabilitation activity requirement of 40 hours and 200 hours of unpaid work.

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Result! Sentence for Shropshire trader who sold counterfeit goods online

17 September 2018

Traders and individuals who decide to supply counterfeit goods over the internet could face legal action with substantial penalties, as well as losing all the money they have made from their criminal activities, Powys County Council has warned.

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Halifax counterfeiter caught selling fake goods on eBay

13 September 2018

In January 2017, during an inspection of the Custom Design UK Ltd registered office, West Yorkshire Trading Standards seized numerous heat transfers as well as items of clothing bearing various music and sporting trademarks such as Foo Fighters and Adidas.

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Cheshire East receive ACG Highly Commended Award

13 September 2018

ACG visited the Council Offices in Macclesfield on Wednesday 12 September to present this years’ Highly Commended Department Award for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting to the Cheshire East Council Trading Standards Investigation team.

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Fake handbags, clothes and perfume seized in raid on 'counterfeit capital' Strangeways

12 September 2018

In a joint operation Greater Manchester Police, ACG Members, trading standards officers from Manchester Council and Home Office immigration enforcement officers executed warrants on premises on Harris Street.

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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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