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Latest News - 12/2020

ACG Update: New product labelling

22 December 2020

Unless a trade deal specifies otherwise, the labelling of new products for the UK market will change from the 1st January 2021, when the Brexit transition period ends.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The ACG

16 December 2020

The ACG office will be closed from 5pm on Wednesday 23 December 2020 and will reopen at 9am on Monday 4 January 2021. Please do email if you have any queries and make use of the ACG website for information.

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APPG Illicit Trade Meeting - 9 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting (ACG) Director General Phil Lewis attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Illicit Trade Meeting yesterday. Counterfeited goods make up the largest value of illicit trade, which robs the local economy of jobs and economic growth with funds going to organised crime groups and putting consumers at risk when buying potentially unsafe and ineffective products.

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ACG Fireside Chat with Susan Wilson

05 December 2020

On Friday 4 December, the ACG hosted an online fireside chat with Susan Wilson, the first U.S. Intellectual Property (IP) attaché to the European Union (EU) and to the UK, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey. Susan’s responsibilities have included monitoring IP-related developments and contributing to IP-related dialogues throughout the region.

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Border Force: How many officers has ACG trained this year?

04 December 2020

Another series of online training for UK Border Force Officers, organised by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has just been completed. This time well over 200 officers were updated on how to identify branded products.

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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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