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Raids Raids Raids: December Week One

10 December 2018

It has been a busy, but satisfying week for the ACG and its brand members. In the first full week of December we have been involved in three separate raid actions.

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ACG member receives award at Kempton Park Roadshow

23 November 2018

A long serving member of the ACG received an award yesterday from the National Markets Group (NMG), for his continuous support to industry and enforcement in facilitating the storage of counterfeit goods.

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Warning! 1000s of counterfeit goods seized by UK Border Force - and how to spot them

12 December 2018

Border Force seized millions of fake electronics, dodgy designer clothes and counterfeit football shirts last year and the products can be dangerous

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Misuse of Small Parcels for Trade in Counterfeit Goods

12 December 2018

A new report out today reveals that more than six out of ten customs seizures of counterfeit or pirated goods are of small parcels sent through postal or courier services.

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What you need to know if you are buying counterfeit goods

10 December 2018

Bargain hunters warned to be wary of anything which seems too cheap

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Watch List: Commission sets sights on counterfeit and piracy hotspots

10 December 2018

The Commission’s new Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, names websites and physical marketplaces outside the EU that are reported to engage in, facilitate or benefit from substantial counterfeiting and piracy...

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Warning against counterfeit L.O.L Surprise! dolls in Lincolnshire

10 December 2018

Fake versions of L.O.L Surprise! toys, described as the ‘must-have’ Christmas toy for 2018, have been discovered by Lincolnshire Trading Standards in the county.

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Busted! Counterfeit designer gear discovered in raid near city centre

10 December 2018

Police in the Strangeways area found knock-off goods, also including Michael Kors and Mulberry, worth around £2.5 million if they were genuine

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Don’t let counterfeit products ruin your festive fun! Christmas might finish with a bang if you don’t buy real.

10 December 2018

Beware of unrecognisable sellers and make sure that the website/store is genuine.

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Counterfeit goods including hats and scarves seized outside Burnley FC

06 December 2018

They were confiscated from two stalls by officers from Lancashire County Council’s trading standards service.

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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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