18 November 2019
Heathrow Border Force invited the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) to hold a training session at the airport earlier today, to educate their officers on how to identify a counterfeit product.
More than 12 ACG members attended and exhibited genuine and fake goods including; CHANEL, MICHAEL KORS, SKY, Estee Lauder, Jaguar Land Rover and Benefit cosmetics.
Brands chatted face-to-face with around 100 officers and expressed their concerns about the level of counterfeit goods entering the country and what they needed officers to look out for when examining shipments.
"This has been a really good event and lots of officers came to speak to me. They all seemed really interested in learning more about counterfeits and were genuinely engaged " commented an ACG brand member, who was exhibiting at the event.
There are still more ACG Border Force training sessions and a Roadshow for members and enforcement this year. To find out what's to come go to the ACG events webpage.
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.