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ACG's World Anti-Counterfeiting Day message to consumers

08 June 2021

The clear message from ACG to consumers on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day 2021 is, if you want to help rebuild our economy and safeguard your families don’t buy into organised crime, it will only bring longs term harm and misery.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day Enforcement Training

08 June 2021

Over 300 Enforcement Officers from across the UK joined the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (Tuesday 8 June 2021) for virtual training.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day is on Tuesday 8 June 2021

05 June 2021

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day this year is on Tuesday 8 June and the ACG will be celebrating the day by hosting a training event for enforcement officers.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme Market is the Real Deal

03 June 2021

The Council is the first to gain a national accreditation protecting local shoppers and genuine traders since the pandemic began. It is voluntarily signing up to the Real Deal charter, working with Staffordshire County Council, as part of ongoing work to enhance the growing Newcastle-under-Lyme Market.

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ACG Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Peter Clark

01 June 2021

On Friday 28 May, ACG presented Peter Clark, Ealing Trading Standards with an ACG Lifetime Achievement Award for his support over the years, in protecting brands and consumers from counterfeit and unsafe products.

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How counterfeiting has changed status in the EU

27 May 2021

As the EUIPO announce the inclusion for economic crime (which includes IP crime) in the latest Serious Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) report, the anti-counterfeiting world heave a sigh of relief.

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ACG welcome IP crime back in the Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment

26 May 2021

Today, EUIPO announced that the Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) will contain a priority on economic crime, which includes IP crime (counterfeiting of goods and currencies).

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Counterfeit Britain: How the pandemic – and Brexit – has changed the UK’s booming £14bn trade in fakes

21 May 2021

Police and trading standards officers have seized counterfeit goods worth £17.5m in recent weeks. The tide of illicit items from handbags to medicines is a growing global problem – but has Brexit left Britain more exposed to the fakers?

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IPO publishes its Corporate Plan 2021-2022

20 May 2021

The Intellectual Property Office in the UK (IPO) has published its annual Corporate Plan for 2021. The plan outlines the organisation’s planned activity and targets for 2021-22.

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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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