11 May 2018
The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) was warmly welcomed at Celtic Park in Glasgow yesterday, after travelling to Scotland to host another Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of the year.
“It’s been a great day and a really good turnout. I’ve been busy, with a lot of enforcement officers visiting my stall. They’ve been genuinely interested in understanding more about counterfeits and IP” commented an ACG brand member.
More than 50 brands exhibited at the Roadshow and were visited by 100 delegates from; the Scottish Parliament, Police Scotland, Police IP Crime Unit (PIPCU), Police Service Northern Ireland, Crown Prosecution Service, Border Force, Trading Standards and other agencies to learn how to identify a genuine from a counterfeit product. Heathrow Border Force also exhibited at the event and displayed a range of counterfeit products seized by officers over the last few years.
A programme of presentations during the day updated delegates on; ACG’s lobbying and enforcement activities, IP legal updates from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, recent initiatives from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), and the work of the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group (SAITG) and Scottish Illicit Trade Enforcement subgroup (SITES).
Additionally, ACG brand members; adidas, Yankee Candle, Imperial Brands and Superdry spoke about their specific brand protection experiences.
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.