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Latest News - 04/2019

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ACG provide free Brand Protection Training

30 April 2019

ACG provided brands with complimentary brand protection and anti-counterfeiting training today, at the offices of De La Rue. Delegates heard from experts about how to protect their brand and their businesses.

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ACG celebrate World IP Day at the Home Office

26 April 2019

It’s World IP Day and ACG celebrated by raising awareness of the dangers of counterfeits by exhibiting alongside Heathrow Border Force at the Home Office.

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Shoppers warned after counterfeit memory cards seized from Peterborough businesses

24 April 2019

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Trading Standards carried out inspections at two businesses in the city and seized a sizeable quantity of Sandisk memory cards.

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Nelson taxi driver sold counterfeit car parts on eBay

18 April 2019

Officers found a total of 292 Audi hub caps and 21 VW hub caps, which were all later confirmed to be counterfeit.

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Essex Trading Standards issue warning after 'dangerous' counterfeit vodka sold to Colchester pubs & clubs

18 April 2019

The fake vodka, labelled as Kalinska Imperial Vodka, has been tested and found to contain significant levels of methanol which can potentially be damaging to someone's health.

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Three traders have counterfeit goods confiscated in Abington Street, Northampton

17 April 2019

PCSO Scott Potter said: “Please consider that the substance you are being sold is unlikely to be an official product, and could cause a number of health issues.

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Fake Nike trainers and designer clothes found at Wolverhampton fashion shop

17 April 2019

"Selling and supplying counterfeit items is a serious crime that not only deceives customers but also robs the public purse of much needed revenue and businesses who are trying to earn an honest living."

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Wolverhampton man jailed after counterfeit tobacco find

15 April 2019

More than 70,000 counterfeit cigarette and tobacco packets and were seized and taken for further examination.

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Trading standards officers seize fake Dyson hairdryers at Stansted Airport

12 April 2019

Although the hairdryers initially looked convincing the cost to the importer was $8 approximately £6 per unit. The hairdryer normally retails for a minimum of £300 which is 50 times the price.

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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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