28 June 2017
Wednesday 28 June 2017
ACG ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARD WINNERS
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Conference in Harrogate on 28 June, was the event the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) chose to announce its award winners for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting.
The awards were originally introduced in 1994, to thank enforcement for its support and to recognise significant enforcement activity in the fight against counterfeiting. Candidates are nominated by their peers and ACG members vote for their worthy winners.
This year the awards are sponsored by Proctor and Gamble (P&G)
Departmental Award for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement
Winner: Doncaster Trading Standards
Doncaster TS implemented a pro-active initiative to monitor Facebook and have already identified a large number of individuals selling infringing product. Over 80% of these products have since been removed and sellers not responding to specific warnings are being targeted with formal action.
The award was presented by ACG Council Member: Nicola Consterdine, Epson Europe BV
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.
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.