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Latest News - 11/2016

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Action to seize assets of gang selling counterfeits

18 November 2016

18.11.16 - Three con artists who sold thousands of fake garments including One Direction tops over eBay face a three-week court hearing to seize their assets. The gang sold thousands of shirts and hooded tops, mostly bearing counterfeit logos for the boy band, over three years.

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Does Stoke-on-Trent have a counterfeit cigarette crisis?

17 November 2016

29.10.16 - Smokers looking for a bargain might also wish to bear in mind that bogus brands tend to contain alarmingly high levels of the heavy metal cadmium. Often used in batteries and metal plating, cadmium can cause cancer as well as kidney failure and lung damage.

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Crawley woman sentenced for selling counterfeit goods

17 November 2016

17.11.16 - Lynsey Nelson, 33, of Perth Close, was sentenced to four months imprisonment, suspended for two years, after being found guilty of 18 counts of selling counterfeit goods.

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Facebook fake caught & sentenced

17 November 2016

17.11.16 - Lynsey Nelson was caught after West Sussex Trading Standards officers covertly bought a pair of UGG boots which were later confirmed to be counterfeit.

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British Brands Group Lecture - December 2016

15 November 2016

Never mind the quality, feel the personalisation. The future of retailing...

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Heathrow Border Force training to spot the fake

03 November 2016

2.1..16 ACG provided another successful training event at Heathrow airport today. Twelve ACG brand members used the opportunity to exhibit genuine and counterfeit products and demonstrate to Border Force officers the issues the brands face when tackling intellectual property crime.

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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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