06 June 2019
Stormont Parliament Buildings, Belfast welcomed around 90 delegates from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Trading Standards (TS), HMRC, the Garda and Border Force today, when it hosted ACG’s Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow.
Officers were keen to hear the latest news and updates on intellectual property (IP) from; ACG and the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. PSNI, Public Prosecution Service, the IPO, and Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) also spoke about how they handle prosecutions and enforcement actions when tackling counterfeiting crime.
Over 35 ACG brand members exhibited genuine and counterfeit goods and chatted to enforcement delegates during breaks, about the on-going issues relating to counterfeiting and how brands can work more effectively with enforcement.
Later in the day there were also informative sessions from brand protection experts representing; Superdry, PopSockets, Rubies and No!No!/Dermawand.
“This is a fantastic way to celebrate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. We have a superb range of speakers who are experts in their field. Delegates and exhibitors have taken the opportunity to network throughout the day and made osme really good contacts” commented Phil Lewis, ACG Director General.
The next ACG IP Roadshow in September will be held in Birmingham at the Edgbaston Stadium. For more information contact ACG on 01494 449165.
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.