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Latest News - 07/2019

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ACG join All Party Parliamentary Group meeting

30 July 2019

Phil Lewis, ACG Director General attended the latest All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Electrical Home Safety meeting and took the opportunity to describe the growing problem in relation to counterfeit electrical goods.

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ACG attends IP Crime Group meeting

29 July 2019

Phil Lewis, Director General ACG is a regular attendee at the IP Crime Group meetings and updates the group on the lobbying activities and collaborative enforcement initiatives of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG).

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Announcement to recruit more police officers

20 July 2019

ACG very much welcomes the Government’s pledge to recruit 20,000 new police officers in England and Wales. The rise in violent crime has been hugely distressing but we must not forget that crime is changing and Governments across the world are strongly convinced that illicit trade, and particularly counterfeiting, are now major crimes that increasingly threaten our economies, businesses and consumers.

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ACG helps to monitor PIPCU's performance

19 July 2019

Phil Lewis, ACG Director General is a member of the PIPCU Partnership, which continuously monitors and evaluates the City of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit's (PIPCU's) performance.

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Trading standards bust shop for selling counterfeit fags

18 July 2019

Trading Standards raided Pound Castle after receiving several tip-offs about the sale of 'illegal' fags and under-age sales from the business.

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ACG meet with HMRC, Border Force and IPO

18 July 2019

On 15 July Phil Lewis, ACG Director General and Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Coordinator met with HMRC, Border Force and Dave Lowe, UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) to discuss intelligence management and future anti-counterfeiting border strategies.

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Fake Rolex con man in Sussex back in court

17 July 2019

Jamie Thorpe sold counterfeit Rolex watches while trading as Ludgate Watches out of a farm near Lewes, where he was a tenant.

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Police seize £4million of fake sports gear during huge raid in Strangeways

17 July 2019

More than 90 officers and staff executed a planned warrant at Lawrence House

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Hull off licence shut down: repeatedly breached licensing laws and sold counterfeit goods

17 July 2019

During a raid in April, police found 50,000 smuggled and counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.

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The dangers of counterfeit alcohol

15 July 2019

Producing fake alcohol is being seen as a way of making money and it can be bought cheaply. However it’s a big problem because of the risks it poses to people’s health, it can cause anything from nausea to blindness and even death.

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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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