08 February 2018
The ACG attended Gatwick airport yesterday and held a Border Force Training Day. This involved ACG members (brands such as Louis Vuitton, Ford, Diageo, Imperial Brands, Hasbro, Chanel, MICHAEL KORS, Premier League etc.) joining officers at the airport and exhibiting genuine and counterfeit products.
Around 65 Border Force Officers visited the event and talked to brand protection experts about the tactics counterfeiters use, how to identify a counterfeit and who to contact when goods are seized.
"Thank you for coming to Gatwick. It’s been really useful and I’ve collected lots of information” a Border Force training day attendee told ACG.
ACG regularly host enforcement training events and roadshows and is keen to support Border Force in their work; seizing and identifying counterfeit goods. Counterfeiting costs the UK economy £30 Billion a year and has a clear link to drug trafficking, money laundering, firearms and corruption.
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.