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Conline: 18 million Brits fall victim to counterfeit electrical goods online

13 June 2018

Some of the most popular e-commerce sites are being misused by ruthless sellers as a platform to exploit online shoppers, exposing them to thousands of substandard, counterfeit and suspected recalled electrical goods.

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ACG celebrate IP at CTSI Awards Dinner

08 June 2018

Trading Standards officers from across the UK were recognised for their qualification successes at a recent Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Awards Dinner in Nottingham. The awards dinner was part of ‘The Institute Celebrates Success’ programme designed to allow trading standards graduates to celebrate their collective successes and achievements with their peers.

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THE UK LOSES £218 MILLION EVERY YEAR FROM COUNTERFEIT WINE AND SPIRITS

08 June 2018

These figures form part of a cycle of research work focused on counterfeit consumer goods, carried out by the EUIPO over the past 5 years.

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Over 400,000 direct jobs are lost in 13 economic sectors due to the presence of counterfeits

07 June 2018

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.

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The 2018 Global Anti-Counterfeiting Awards

07 June 2018

The winners of the twentieth annual Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) Network awards, sponsored by Managing Intellectual Property...

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ACG celebrate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

06 June 2018

ACG celebrate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day at the CTSI Symposium in Nottingham where they announced this years' winners of the ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2018.

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Winners of the ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2018

06 June 2018

Winners of the ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2018

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Dangerous fake electric goods sold on Amazon and eBay, research says

06 June 2018

One in three UK consumers have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to new findings.

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£30,000 worth of fake clothes, bags and football shirts seized

03 June 2018

A haul of almost 1,800 counterfeit goods have been seized by police.

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FOUR members of a family have been jailed for selling counterfeit cigarettes

31 May 2018

A total of 1,141 packs of cigarettes, with a street value of £4,000, along with 414 packs of 50g rolling tobacco, worth £3,186, were found in a raid on the property.

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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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