29 June 2021
Today, Tuesday 29 June 2021 is British Intellectual Property (IP) Day, when we celebrate the immense contribution IP makes to the UK economy and society. Often overlooked IP is central to most industries and encourages innovation and creativity.
This year, the Alliance for IP will be hosting a series of online roundtables for ACG members to attend that will be led by key stakeholders and focused on IP and innovation.
Intellectual property (IP) involves ideas and inventions, artistic and literary works, designs and symbols, names and images. It is important that before any innovative and creative output is marketed it is protected in law, through a trademark, patent and/or copyright.
Despite this level of protection brands still face constant challenges from counterfeiters. All market sectors are affected. Counterfeit products cost the UK economy millions in jobs and lost revenue. It impacts our economic recovery and deprives the country of money for crucial public services.
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.