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Even Baby Carriers Can Be Counterfeited

26 February 2021

Despicable criminal counterfeiters are now threating the safety of new-born babies and toddlers and that’s why ACG welcomes the news that the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has launched a major investigation into counterfeit baby carriers being sold on eBay. The baby carrier in question is the ‘Ergobaby Omni 360’ and PIPCU is asking anyone who has recently purchased one of these but not from the company’s official website, to get in touch as quickly as possible.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with eBay

24 February 2021

Yesterday ACG members got a chance to meet with eBay’s Global Brand Relations Senior Manager for a roundtable discussion about what they do to protect consumers through their polices and user agreements that help to combat the sale of infringing items. A fantastic turn out from members who joined in on the discussion with eBay who have 1.7 million live listings, 185 million active buyers and 19 million sellers on their e-commerce selling site that focus on consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Pinduoduo

18 February 2021

ACG members were able to meet with one of the senior brand protection team members from Pinduoduo (PDD) today for a roundtable discussion regarding their dedication to fighting counterfeit goods being sold online. PDD is China’s second largest e-commerce platforms and was founded in 2015 with over 730million active buyers on their site.

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Counterfeit handbag trader lands huge fine after successful prosecution

10 February 2021

In September 2018, Officers from Manchester City Council Trading Standards, GMP, and brand representatives raided Jamie Bags Ltd, in Woolley Street

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Amazon

09 February 2021

Amazon met with ACG members today for a roundtable discussion about their most recent features and new initiatives helping our members protect their intellectual property (IP). A fantastic turn out of more than 60 delegates joined in on the discussion and got to meet the team of experts and what goes on behind the scenes of the e-commerce selling site.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Alibaba

02 February 2021

Today ACG members met with Alibaba for a roundtable discussion about its intellectual property protection (IPP) tools. A team of experts talked to more than 30 delegates and walked them through the features of brand protection tools available across Alibaba's different ecommerce platforms

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The insidious problem of counterfeiting in healthcare

29 January 2021

Counterfeiting is a major problem for many industries, but in healthcare it can be a matter of life and death. While counterfeiters might be nimble, the industry is also finding new ways of tackling the issue

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Who Cares About Privacy?

28 January 2021

28th January, also known as Data Privacy Day, helps to raise awareness and to remind employers, employees and consumers just how much data we share about ourselves and how to do it safely. Your personal data is like gold in the digital world and it belongs to you. Who you share it with could end up harmless or put yourself in a big mess?

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ACG Fireside Chat with Ian Paisley MP

23 January 2021

To finish off a busy week, on Friday afternoon the ACG hosted its second online fireside chat. This time with British politician, Ian Paisley. Ian, a passionate supporter of tackling illicit crime, is the MP for North Antrim in Northern Ireland and member of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

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Protect your Intellectual Property Rights Against Infringements

21 January 2021

An AFA (Application For Action) allows IP rights holders to protect their rights from suspecting infringement. Trademarks, copyrights, designs and patents can all be protected. Doing so will allow Border Force to detain goods that are suspected to be infringing. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group urges those to protect their IP rights as soon as possible by applying for an AFA.

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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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