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Latest News - 09/2016

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Annual IP crime report: 2015 to 2016

28 September 2016

28.09.16 - ACG is proud to be a significant contributor to the IP Crime Report 2015/16 released today by the Intellectual Property Office. The report highlights current and emerging threats surrounding counterfeiting of physical and online goods. To view the statistical data and read about the enforcement activities of ACG and law enforcement agencies including trading standards, police and HM Revenue & Customs please click the link below:

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Facebook trader sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

28 September 2016

28.09.16 - The court heard trading standards officers found Dempster advertising fake clothing, bags and shoes via a Facebook group in October 2015.

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ACG exhibits at a Premier League event

27 September 2016

27.09.16 Counterfeit football shirts, boots, scarfs and other merchandise continue to be a major headache for Premier League football clubs. That’s why The Premier League hosted a Football Against Fakes event at The Emirates Stadium, London on Thursday 22 September.

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Huge fine for company which imported dangerous counterfeit toys that could have choked children

26 September 2016

26.09.16 - The firm, Smartway Imports Ltd, of Overbridge Road, Salford, pleaded guilty to seven offences relating to unsafe toys and one offence of possessing more than 3,700 counterfeit goods for supply under the Consumer Protection Act and the Trade Marks Act.

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Fighting fakes at the port of Tilbury

26 September 2016

26.09.16 ACG highlighted the issues faced in preventing fake goods from crossing our borders by running a Border Force Training Day at Tilbury, Essex on Thursday 21 September.

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Plymouth raids net counterfeit designer handbags worth £13k

26 September 2016

26.09.16 - Fakes included bags claiming to be made by Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Armani, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.

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Shop owner & staff convicted of selling counterfeit goods

23 September 2016

23.09.16 - THE owner of Ashby Mini Market and two of his employees have been convicted of dealing in counterfeit goods.

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Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015

23 September 2016

23.09.16 - Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to new figures released today by the European Commission. This means that the number of intercepted goods grew by 15% compared to 2014. More than 40 million products suspected of violating an intellectual property right were detained at the EU's external borders, with a value of nearly €650 million.

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A day at the races for the IP Roadshow in Wetherby

16 September 2016

16.09.16 – More than 100 enforcement officers and ACG members attended an Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow in Wetherby on Thursday 15 September...

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Man convicted of selling counterfeit Ugg, Adidas, Ralph Lauren and Nike goods on Facebook

16 September 2016

16.09.16 - A North Lincolnshire man has been convicted of selling counterfeit high-end brands through Facebook.

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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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