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Latest News - 03/2019

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ACG Annual Report 2018 Launched

15 March 2019

No single organisation can beat counterfeiting on its own and Brexit is going to challenge those cross-border partnerships: Director General for the Anti-Counterfeiting Group's call as he publishes the ACG Annual Report 2018

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Counterfeit designer goods found in Lye barber shop

22 March 2019

Fake Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren and Gucci items were found stashed behind mirrored doors at a Black Country barber shop.

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£250k haul of dodgy goods seized by cops in Strangeways

22 March 2019

'If you are buying these goods you are helping to fund drug dealing, human trafficking and extortion'

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Two charged and counterfeit shoes seized

20 March 2019

The City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) raided premises in Manchester on Thursday 14 March, with 280,000 pairs of shoes being found in one warehouse alone.

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Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

18 March 2019

This study presents an updated quantitative analysis of the value, scope and magnitude of world trade in counterfeit and pirated products.

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ACG head: UK must maintain alliances post-Brexit

18 March 2019

He stressed that despite the UK leaving the EU, the ACG will “continue to work alongside key allies” such as the EU Intellectual Property Office, Europol, and the European Commission among others.

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A Sutton mum who showed a “callous disregard” for children after being caught selling fake superhero costumes online

15 March 2019

Anna Karetnikova, who operated as an Amazon and eBay business seller from her home in Osbourne Place, was convicted after being prosecuted by the council’s trading standards team.

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Trading standards seize 58,000 suspected counterfeit cigarettes in Sheffield

15 March 2019

They obtained warrants to search a motor garage, where evidence suggested the illegal goods were being sold, and a nearby van, where they were stored.

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Man in court over sale of thousands of counterfeit cigarettes

13 March 2019

Dilshad Suleman, 36, has been charged with a total of 14 offences concerning the sale of counterfeit tobacco in Great Yarmouth on September 11 2017.

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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.

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