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Latest News - 05/2020

Protecting innovation: cracking down on IP crime

23 May 2020

Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable of a company’s assets – making it a natural target for threat actors bent on appropriating the fruits of others’ labours. By way of definition, an IP crime is committed when someone manufactures, sells or distributes counterfeit or pirated goods, such as such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs or literary and artistic works, for commercial gain.

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Reluctance to seek medical care drives counterfeit medicine

21 May 2020

People are buying prescription-based medicines over the internet rather than seek medical advice says Phil Lewis, DG of the ACG. GPs have seen a dramatic fall in patients making appointments for routine consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Pandemic causes a surge in online crime

19 May 2020

Criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic by turning their attention to online crime. As lockdown continues, across the UK, there has been a drop in street crime of 21%. However, online crime, driven by predatory transnational gangs, is on the rise.

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Combatting counterfeits amid a pandemic

14 May 2020

With demand for counterfeit products surging during the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group is calling for intensified defensive action by the government, law enforcement, internet platforms and brand owners. Phil Lewis, the Director General of ACG reports in the World IP Review.

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Counterfeiting and organised crime

01 May 2020

ACG publish article in the World Trademark Review (WTR) latest anti-counterfeiting guide

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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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