24 April 2018
It’s World IP Day on Thursday 26 April and ACG began its celebrations by raising the profile of brands and the issues of counterfeiting, at an exhibition in the Home Office yesterday.
“Counterfeit goods pose an enormous risk to consumers’ health and safety and we wanted to highlight some of these risks” commented Alison Statham, Director General for ACG.
Home Office staff visited the exhibition during the day and talked to ACG and Heathrow Border Force Officers, who encouraged the visitors to examine genuine and fake goods.
Among the visitors were; Emma Moore, Border Force Chief Operating Officer, Nick Jariwalla, Director Border Force Heathrow, Monique Wrench, Deputy Director Border Force Heathrow and Simon Edens, Chief Constable of Northamptonshire Police, who supported the event.
Brands encourage and invest in innovation and creativity; paying £billions in tax and significantly contributing to the economic prosperity and employment in the UK, every year.
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.