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Latest News - 11/2016

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Brand & transport leaders sign historic declaration to stop maritime shipping of counterfeit goods

30 November 2016

30.11.16- Leaders from global shipping firms, freight forwarders, brand owners - whose products are counterfeited - and industry organisations representing both industries signed a joint " Declaration of Intent to Prevent the Maritime Transport of Counterfeit Goods " today in Brussels. It marks the first time the global shipping industry and brand owners have made a public commitment to work together to stop the transport of counterfeit goods on shipping vessels.

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Electronic cigarette explodes in patient’s mouth

28 November 2016

9.10.16 - A TOP plastic surgeon has issued a stark warning over the use of e-cigarettes after hearing reports of them exploding in people’s mouths – leaving them with injuries similar to those of a gun shot wound. Swansea Trading Standards officer David Picken added: “These chargers have not been constructed to the correct safety standards and are often counterfeit.

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Boxset bandit feels full force of the law

28 November 2016

28.11.16 - Criminal empire shut down and owner fined!

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Border Force training at Felixstowe

25 November 2016

25.11.16 The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) visited Felixstowe port on Wednesday 16 November to meet Border Force officers and provide training on spotting counterfeit products.

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Twickenham hosts ACG's IP Roadshow

25 November 2016

25.11.16 Around 80 enforcement officers from Trading Standards, Border Force and the police joined ACG members in Twickenham yesterday for the last Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of 2016.

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Making a Black Friday list? Check it twice

22 November 2016

22.11.16 A new investigation carried out by Electrical Safety First reveals that an estimated nine million UK consumers have purchased a fake electrical product as a Christmas gift in the past. As this Black Friday’s retail bonanza marks the start of the Christmas shopping season, the Charity is reminding people to ‘spot the fake’ when looking to buy electrical items.

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Traders sign pledge to stop dangerous & illegal counterfeit goods

22 November 2016

22.11.16 - Traders at Leighton Buzzard's Tuesday Market are on the look-out for illegal and possibly dangerous goods on sale. They've signed an agreement with the council in the run-up to Christmas, to stop fakes being sold.

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£17bn of fake goods 'costing tens of thousands of British jobs'

22 November 2016

22.11.16 - The rise of online shopping has bolstered the counterfeit economy, with UK consumers now twice as likely to see fakes on sale online as they were a year ago, according to new data released by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and online brand specialist NetNames.

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Counterfeit alcohol can cause 'breathing difficulties, liver damage & blindness'

21 November 2016

21.11.16 - Revenue are urging the public to be weary of counterfeit goods in the run up to Christmas and stressed that some offers really are too good to be true.

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Harrow market trader fined for selling counterfeit designer goods

18 November 2016

18.11.16 - Nigina Akram, 38, of Edgware held hundreds of fake designer goods at her stall which included well-known brands such as Burberry and Chanel.

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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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