27 February 2017
The Intellectual Property Office hosted a Turkish Customs Study Visit to the UK last week. The ten senior Turkish officials were keen to hear more about how the private sector, law enforcement and government are working together to tackle IP crime and infringement.
On Tuesday 21 February Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Co-ordinator spent a few hours with the delegation and presented on the broad work of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG). Graham highlighted the central role that ACG play in relation to intelligence-sharing, enforcement co-ordination, training, networking and support of public sector partners, including Trading Standards and the Police.
Graham commented, "Turkey is a hotspot area for many of our members and it was a great opportunity to be able to talk about the issues they face. The group was genuinely interested in the work ACG has been doing and several of them commented how they wished Turkey had a similar, strong partnership approach between the public and private sectors".
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.