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Police urge those inspired by the London Marathon to buy genuine footwear

19 April 2018

PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal

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ACG Annual Report launched

17 April 2018

Counterfeit goods are threatening consumers’ health and safety. The public needs to be made aware of the risks faced, by buying or using fake goods: the Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group calls for more support, as a major study on counterfeit goods is underway and the ACG Annual Report 2017 is published.

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Bristol says YES to fake-free market shopping

16 April 2018

A long-standing Sunday market in Bristol is heralding a new dawn by making a commitment to fake-free trading by signing the Real Deal Charter with Bristol City Council’s Trading Standards service. Privately-owned company, Cotswold Markets, which operates at the wholesale fruit market venue in the St Philip’s Marsh area of the city, has recently introduced a strict ‘no counterfeits’ policy and is committed to changing the face of the market and upgrading the retail offering by attracting new traders selling good quality, genuine bargains.

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Counterfeit handbag seller at Ingoldmells market sentenced

13 April 2018

A stallholder at a market in Ingoldmells has been ordered to pay more than £3,500 and do 150 hours unpaid work for selling counterfeit designer handbags and purses

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Brands visit Felixstowe Border Force

12 April 2018

The ACG visited Border Force officers at Felixstowe Border Force yesterday, to deliver a training session along with twelve brand members. The brands exhibited genuine and counterfeit products and chatted to around 30 Border Force officers as they visited the event and walked around the exhibition.

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Gemma Collins accused of promoting cheap counterfeit goods on social media

29 March 2018

Gemma posted this £70 'Chanel' bag on her Instagram page, but she was slammed for promoting 'cheap c**p'

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ACG host IP Roadshow at Manchester United

23 March 2018

Manchester United football stadium welcomed around 100 delegates from Trading Standards (TS), HMRC, the Police and Border Force yesterday, when it hosted ACG’s Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow.

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A Newport pupil's poster has been chosen to help crack down on counterfeit goods

22 March 2018

Newport pupils took part in a competition helping to spread the word about Newport City Council’s campaign to crackdown on counterfeit goods.

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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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