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26 November 2018
Despite having a warning shot across his bow, he had continued his “brazen” crimes in the belief he could not be detected. He had done so “for a prolonged period with a number of user names, motivated by greed".
25 November 2018
CONSUMERS will expose themselves to identity fraud and health and safety risks by buying fake electrical goods in the run-up to Christmas, police have warned.
23 November 2018
A long serving member of the ACG received an award yesterday from the National Markets Group (NMG), for his continuous support to industry and enforcement in facilitating the storage of counterfeit goods.
22 November 2018
Millions of us will be trying to score a bargain on Black Friday - but the council says some offers are "too good to be true".
20 November 2018
TV star and specialist search dog Yoyo led Trading Standards and West Midlands Police to the A-Class Mercedes which was being used to store counterfeit tobacco by the owners of The Romanian Shop, based at Merridale Street West in the city.
19 November 2018
We aren't the only ones to recognise the benefits of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Organised international networks of counterfeiters and pirates are on the prowl and looking for our hard earned cash.
18 November 2018
The lead officer for product safety at the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, Robert Chantry-Price, said: “It is frightening that large quantities of phthalates are still being used in children’s toys, especially as it can cause serious long term consequences to a child’s health.
15 November 2018
Gloucestershire trading standards officers found £1,700 of illegal tobacco stashed behind a mirror in a Cheltenham shop. They had visited the store to follow up a previous test purchase where an undercover trading standards officer was able to purchase a pack of counterfeit cigarettes for £3.50.
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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.
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.