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ACG contributes to the The Brand Protection Professional

20 September 2021

This month The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) Director General, Phill Lewis contributed to The Brand Protection Professional (BPP).

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Wish.com

15 September 2021

Today ACG members got a chance to meet with Wish’s Brand Protection Team for a roundtable discussion about how our members can protect themselves and their IP rights. Wish is an e-commerce platform where businesses and manufacturers can sell their goods directly to consumers.

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Biggest ever police operation against counterfeiting sees over £500m worth of goods seized

10 September 2021

A storage facility in Strangeways, Manchester, was raided by officers this week, in the UK’s biggest ever police operation aimed at cracking down on the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods. Officers raided 55 units within the storage facility, all full of fake goods.

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Birmingham man sentenced for running a counterfeit clothing factory

24 August 2021

A Birmingham man was sentenced to 4 years imprisonment at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (23 August 2021) after pleading guilty to 26 offences for manufacturing and selling fake designer clothes.

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Cracking down on criminals who target self-storage industry

16 August 2021

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), National Trading Standards, London Trading Standards and the Self-Storage Association UK (SSAUK), have teamed up to launch a new code of practice. The initiative’s aim is to reduce the appeal of self-storage facilities to criminals who deal in counterfeit and other illicit goods. The scheme is already yielding results; in April 2021, three self-storage units were raided and 5000+ illegal and counterfeit items were seized in a joint Trading Standards, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (North West) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, which represents brands, with participation from the self-storage store.

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ACG Award Winners for 2021 Announced

11 August 2021

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) announced the winners of its 2021 ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement at a virtual event today.

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Which? Reports that Scams Rocket by 33% During Pandemic

23 July 2021

Which?, the UK’s major consumer champion, has released a worrying new report confirming how scams soared, between April 2020 and March 2021 and that UK consumers have suffered over £2 billion in losses.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Coupang

20 July 2021

ACG members met with two team members from Coupang today for a roundtable discussion about their new and expanding Intellectual Property Team. Coupang is an e-commerce platform in South Korea, which has recently launched in Japan.

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Businessman was caught four times with hundreds of dangerous fake toys, including Peppa Pig and Minions dolls

07 July 2021

More than 1,100 items seized by trading standards from Baljit Singh Batra were either counterfeit or did not comply with safety regulations.

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Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat

30 June 2021

Phil Lewis ACG Director General comments on the OECD report that looks at the magnitude, value, scope and trends of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, also known as fakes.

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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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