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Latest News - 06/2019

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ACG and ACACAP hold workshop on brand protection in UK and Asia

27 June 2019

On Wednesday 26 June, British IP Day, ACG and ACACAP held a joint workshop at The Shard in London to investigate the opportunities and threats inherent in protecting intellectual property in the UK and Asia.

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British Intellectual Property Day

26 June 2019

British Intellectual Property Day is on Wednesday 26 June this year. This is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution intellectual property makes to the UK economy.

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North Ayrshire Trading Standards appeal to public to report counterfeit cigarettes

26 June 2019

The tell-tale signs of illicit tobacco include unusual packaging such as spelling mistakes, incorrect logos or styling, foreign or no health warnings, no picture health warnings, cheaper prices e.g. less than £5 for a pack of 20, or an unusual taste and smell.

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Fines and unpaid work for fake goods sellers

24 June 2019

These seizures came about following an ongoing market surveillance project by Doncaster Council’s Trading Standards team. The project has also seen a number of successful prosecutions and cautions issued against traders at Stainforth Market and the Keepmoat Car Boot.

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Counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco worth more than £1,200 confiscated

20 June 2019

Officers carried out the investigation following reports of fake cigarettes being sold from this premises.

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ACG members visit Gatwick airport

17 June 2019

Today Border Force Officers at Gatwick airport welcomed brands to a training event arranged by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

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Winners of the ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2019

12 June 2019

At the CTSI Symposium in Brighton today the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) announced the 2019 winners of its Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting. The awards were originally introduced in 1994 to thank enforcement for its support and recognise significant enforcement activity in the fight against counterfeiting. Candidates are nominated by their peers and ACG members voted for their worthy winners.

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Alibaba's Business and IPR Protection Summit, London

12 June 2019

The keynote speaker at the event is Chris Skidmore, Minister of State for Universities, Science, Research and Innovation. Phil Lewis, ACG Director General will also be presenting.

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18,000 fake cigs seized in series of shop raids in Southend

12 June 2019

Experts say the products are being laced with rat droppings, dead insects, asbestos and other harmful ingredients in a bid to pass them off as genuine.

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Counterfeit goods and organised crime go hand in hand!

12 June 2019

As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.

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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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