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Latest News - 03/2018

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Wishaw mum busted selling fake designer gear including £9 ‘Uggs’ from shop

09 March 2018

Cops were called in after a customer complained she was selling counterfeit copies of designer labels including Chanel and Calvin Klein.

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ACG Council member wins award

09 March 2018

Congratulations go to Mark Bearfoot, Brand Protection Manager EMEA at Harley-Davidson Europe Limited and active member of the ACG Council, who won the award for Intellectual Property Individual of the Year at the European Counsel Awards event.

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Shoppers urged to avoid cutting costs with counterfeits this Mother’s Day

08 March 2018

Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.

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A Cleator Moor man has been convicted of selling counterfeit cigarettes & tobacco from his home

07 March 2018

Following intelligence received, Trading Standards Officers visited Mr Newton’s home and seized a large quantity of counterfeit cigarettes and hand rolling tobacco.

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ACG tackle football fakes

07 March 2018

The World Cup is only three months away and the counterfeiters are already hard at work copying football shirts, boots etc. for sale to unsuspecting football fans. ACG were one step ahead today, in its fight against fakes, by holding a Border Force Training Day at Heathrow airport.

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Students talk counterfeits

06 March 2018

Around 30 students studying Luxury Product and Brand Management heard from ACG about the issues brands face in trying to protect their brands and preventing potentially unsafe, poor quality counterfeiter products reaching the consumer.

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Yoko Fashions has been fined more than £7,500 for selling counterfeit designer goods

06 March 2018

Result! Due to direct action by enforcement authorities in partnership with brand representatives who uncovered a sophisticated counterfeit goods operation

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Wolverhampton shop risks closure after counterfeit cigarettes seized in raids

01 March 2018

Well-known brands such as Richmond, Regal and Mayfair and pouch tobacco labelled Amber Leaf, being sold at the shop were all found to be counterfeit.

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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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