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Latest News - 2021

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Hotline launched in Dudley fake goods crackdown

13 December 2021

A dedicated hotline where people can report the sale of suspected fake goods has been launched across Dudley borough.

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Counterfeit perfume worth £17,000 seized in Southampton raid

11 December 2021

A multi-agency operation took place this week in the crack down on the sale of illegal goods in Southampton’s Above Bar Street.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Tokopedia

10 December 2021

Yesterday saw members of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) meet with Tokopedia for a second time this year. Tokopedia was founded in 2009 and has over 100 million active users and over 11 million platform sellers.

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ACG Raid Actions Seized Tens of Thousands of Fake and Potentially Dangerous Goods.

10 December 2021

Over the last two weeks, in a collaborative effort to reduce the availability of counterfeit goods, teams across the country came together for raid actions that have netted tens of thousands of fake and potentially dangerous goods.

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Be vigilant when shopping this Christmas

10 December 2021

ADS on social media for cheap products claiming to be popular brand names "often turn out to be fake and of poor quality or unsafe", Trading Standards have warned.

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Counterfeit clothing seller found guilty following Trading Standards investigation

10 December 2021

On 9 December 2021 at Weymouth Magistrates’ Court, James Goodwin (32, of Weymouth) was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work for selling counterfeit clothing.

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59% Of Consumers Feel It Has Become Harder To Spot Counterfeits In The Last 12 months

09 December 2021

Illness, injury and fraud are among the ill effects experienced by 87% of consumers who have unintentionally bought a counterfeit product

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ACG Intellectual Property Roadshow London 2021

08 December 2021

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (AGC) hosted its first ACG Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow since 2019. The Roadshow which took place on Thursday 2 December 202 at the Hilton Olympia Hotel attracted over 150 attendees.

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“Far from a victimless crime” – scathing report reveals abuse and slavery alongside counterfeit production

07 December 2021

New report from TRACIT records staggering scope of human abuse in illicit trade. Finds every sector of counterfeit goods is rife with slavery and human trafficking. Calls for trademark industry to record human rights abuses during IP enforcement

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Police and council ARE tackling problems in Manchester's 'Counterfeit Street' - but admit 'we can't fix it overnight’

04 December 2021

The stretch of Bury New Road that runs through Cheetham Hill and Strangeways was once named as the counterfeit capital of the UK in a government report.

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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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