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Latest News - 03/2018

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Gemma Collins accused of promoting cheap counterfeit goods on social media

29 March 2018

Gemma posted this £70 'Chanel' bag on her Instagram page, but she was slammed for promoting 'cheap c**p'

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ACG host IP Roadshow at Manchester United

23 March 2018

Manchester United football stadium welcomed around 100 delegates from Trading Standards (TS), HMRC, the Police and Border Force yesterday, when it hosted ACG’s Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow.

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A Newport pupil's poster has been chosen to help crack down on counterfeit goods

22 March 2018

Newport pupils took part in a competition helping to spread the word about Newport City Council’s campaign to crackdown on counterfeit goods.

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Counterfeiting and piracy exploit Free Trade Zones

20 March 2018

Last week the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the OECD published a new report on the potential links between Free Trade Zones (FTZ’s) and the global trade in counterfeit goods.

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Video launch captures ACG’s dynamic approach to anti-counterfeiting

15 March 2018

A new video has been launched by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) to celebrate its success over the last three years. It delivers a summary of ACG’s achievements since 2014 and explains how the group has represented the voice of business in shaping an effective deterrent to counterfeiting in the UK.

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Woman fined for selling counterfeit Kylie Jenner make-up with lead in it

14 March 2018

Storm Cimadoro of Llys Adallen, Trehfren in Newtown, appeared before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence under the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 for making available Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner which contained lead content of 2,715 m5/kg when lead is a prohibited substance for cosmetic products.

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Tobacco, drugs and counterfeit goods seized in Banbury

12 March 2018

Also Oxfordshire County Council’s trading standards officers seized 31 items of counterfeit clothing and trainers from one of the premises visited.

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COUNTERFEIT and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life

12 March 2018

‘I thought it was a gunshot’ - Battery charger explosion causes Norwich fire and pierces two full beer cans

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More than half of all medicines bought online are fake

09 March 2018

Side effects can include heart attacks, strokes and death. Buying from dodgy websites also increases the risk of being ripped off through credit card fraud or having your identity stolen.

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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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