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An update on China's Ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

29 July 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping and is thought to be the most ambitious infrastructure project ever conceived. It involves the establishment of maritime trade routes across the globe and investment in infrastructure projects such as new pipelines, ports and railways in countries stretching from East Asia to Europe.

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ACG Border Force training reaches nearly 500 officers

20 July 2020

By the end of this series of seven Border Force Officer training events, 49 ACG member brands will have spoken directly to Border Force Officers. At each event, seven different ACG brand members have provided updates and shared information to help officers detain counterfeit goods entering the country.

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Huge spike in fake ads

13 July 2020

SHOPPERS are being warned about fake clothes being sold via Facebook posts after a huge surge counterfeit items which are bought online. Last year, 31 per cent of shoppers unintentionally bought fake products online - up from 24 per cent in 2018, according to research by the ACG.

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ACG celebrate British IP Day

01 July 2020

It's British Intellectual Property Day on Wednesday 1 July and ACG will be celebrating the contribution intellectual property makes to the UK economy.

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ACG announces award winners

01 July 2020

Today, British Intellectual Property Day, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has announced the winners of this year’s ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting.

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Amazon and Valentino File Trademark Lawsuit Over Counterfeit Shoes

25 June 2020

If you recently came across an enticing pair of Valentino shoes on Amazon and thought the price was too good to be true, you may have been right. Last Thursday, luxury fashion brand Valentino and retail giant Amazon together sued a third-party online retailer for selling counterfeit shoes.

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Amazon creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit to fight fake goods

24 June 2020

Amazon has announced the creation of a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit which will be responsible for finding and pursuing those attempting to sell fake goods on the site.

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It's World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

10 June 2020

Today, 10 June is World Anti-Counterfeiting Day and to celebrate the event at 9:00am Phil Lewis, Director General at ACG will be taking part in an international webinar.

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Protecting innovation: cracking down on IP crime

23 May 2020

Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable of a company’s assets – making it a natural target for threat actors bent on appropriating the fruits of others’ labours. By way of definition, an IP crime is committed when someone manufactures, sells or distributes counterfeit or pirated goods, such as such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs or literary and artistic works, for commercial gain.

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Reluctance to seek medical care drives counterfeit medicine

21 May 2020

People are buying prescription-based medicines over the internet rather than seek medical advice says Phil Lewis, DG of the ACG. GPs have seen a dramatic fall in patients making appointments for routine consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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