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Latest News - 03/2017

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Counterfeit tobacco and cigarettes sold on Facebook

31 March 2017

31.03.17 - Consignments made out to be genuine brands are being sold by people using fake profiles on buy and sell pages for the south-east of England. The cut-price tobacco and cigarettes are being sold through the social media site's Marketplace pages and offer hand delivery.

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The wine detective battling counterfeiters

30 March 2017

30.03.17 - Philip Moulin intently studies the label on a bottle of expensive wine with a magnifying glass. He then shines a blue ultraviolet light at the bottle, before picking it up and weighing it in his hands...

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Leicester counterfeit factory owners prosecuted

24 March 2017

24.03.17 - Trading Standards Officers and police who raided premises at the Oak and Ash Business Park, in Ash Street, Spinney Hills, in August 2015, discovered hundreds of garments, thousands of counterfeit labels and machinery for making garments.

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Intellectual Property Perception - 2017 Survey - EUIPO

23 March 2017

23.03.17 - How do EU citizens perceive intellectual property? To what degree do they respect intellectual property rights? How does their perception change based on how old they are or where they live? Through a series of in-depth studies, EUIPO has carried out the first EU-wide assessment of citizen perception of IP, and the relevant drivers of consumer behaviours.

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Heathrow training for Border Force Officers

23 March 2017

23.03.17 ACG provided training at Heathrow yesterday for Border Force officers

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ACG meet the new Minister for IP

17 March 2017

17.03.17 Alison Statham, Director General at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in a roundtable discussion with Jo Johnson last week. Mr Johnson, the new Minister for Intellectual Property (IP) was keen to hear from leading associations, like ACG on; issues and concerns about the UK leaving the European Union (EU), IP enforcement and other IP related topics.

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Brand protection meeting between ACG and Alibaba

14 March 2017

14.03.17 The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and members met with e-commerce giant Alibaba today to discuss brand protection in China.

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Suspended sentence for man with haul of counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco

14 March 2017

14.03.17 - Alamzeb Khan (31) of Ardwick Street, Burnley, appeared before Burnley Magistrates on Friday 10th March. He pleaded guilty to four offences relating to the supply of counterfeit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco and another offence relating to incorrect health warnings on cigarettes packets.

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Counterfeit electrical goods have genuine safety risks

10 March 2017

10.03.17 - Europe is increasingly being targeted by sellers of counterfeit goods, placing unwitting consumers at risk and funding organised crime.

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ACG IP Roadshow in Liverpool

10 March 2017

10.03.17 The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) enjoyed a very warm welcome from Liverpool yesterday when they held an Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow at Liverpool Football Club.

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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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