06 October 2020
This year the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) annual Conference had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. Instead, like many organisations they moved their event online and a full programme of live and recorded presentations are currently avaialble to delegates to view every day this week; 5-9 October.
Consumer Minister Paul Scully MP opened the Symposium yesterday with the keynote speech and on Thursday, Scotland's Business Minister, Jamie Hepburn MSP willfeature.
Today, ACG's Director General, Phil Lewis will be "Considering the impact of BREXIT and COVID on business and consumers". His presentation is available on the CTSI Hub. In this 20 minute session, Phil considers the joint impact of COVID and BREXIT, as well as existing and potential threats.
Additionally, Phil will look at the Government’s policy position on intellectual property and enforcement, and at how the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has been working to cover gaps and support enforcers and businesses.
ACG is a strong supporter of Trading Standards' work and actively reminds Government of the need to support this vital resource in the fight against illicit trade and intellectual property crime.
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.