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Latest News - 2021

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ACG write introduction for WTR Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement Guide

11 May 2021

ACG has written the introduction to the World Trade Review's 2021 Anti-counterfeiting and Online Brand Enforcement Guide.

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Amazon says it blocked 10 billion suspected counterfeit listings

10 May 2021

Amazon said Monday it blocked more than 10 billion suspected listings of counterfeit goods on its platform last year as part of a global crackdown in the face of pressure from consumers, brands and regulators.

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Another successful series of ACG Border Force Training

30 April 2021

Over 500 Border Force Officers from across the UK have been trained this week as the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) continue to engage with its members and enforcement partners through the pandemic.

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UK flooded with fake goods in online shopping bonanza

27 April 2021

THIS £2.5million haul of fake goods is just one shocking example of how criminal gangs have exploited the Covid crisis to flood Britain with bogus designer items.

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Today is World Intellectual Property Day

26 April 2021

Today, Monday 26 April it's World Intellectual Property (IP) Day which celebrates creativity, and the continual contribution made by creators and innovators. This annual event aims to raise greater awareness of how trademarks, designs, copyright and patents have such an important bearing on society, business and consumers.

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M&S hits back at Aldi's Cuthbert the Caterpillar cake revival

21 April 2021

Last week, M&S lodged an intellectual property claim with the High Court against Aldi and its Caterpillar cake. The retailer has three trademarks relating to Colin the Caterpillar, which it believes means Colin has acquired and retains an enhanced distinctive character.

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ACG host third Border Enforcement Seminar

20 April 2021

Today, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) hosted a seminar to focus on border protection in Spain, Italy and the UK. This seminar was in partnership with ANDEMA and INDICAM, fellow anti-counterfeiting groups of Spain and Italy.

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Save The Date: World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April

19 April 2021

This year World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is on Monday 26 April. The ACG celebrate the event every year because it recognises the role intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

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Tonnes of suspected counterfeit clothes and electronic devices seized in Southall

17 April 2021

Met officers have seized £2.5 million worth of suspected counterfeit clothes and electronic devices after they opened up 22 shipping containers in Ealing. Following information received by Trading Standards of counterfeit goods being stored at an address in Enterprise Way in Southall, warrants were executed on the morning of Thursday, 15 April

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Social media: Operation CLOVER takes down prolific traders in counterfeit goods this Easter

26 March 2021

As COVID19 restrictions ease in the UK, shoppers are not only looking to buy chocolate eggs over the holiday but also gifts for their family or friends. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), Facebook and the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Intelligence Hub are joining forces in another collaborative campaign,

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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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