26 November 2019
Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfetiing Group (ACG) presented at an International Seminar for the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfume Association (CTPA) yesterday.
He spoke about the value, scope and scale of the global trade in fake goods and its impact on the economy, jobs and the consumer.
Not only are counterfeit cosmetics i.e. makeup, perfume, shampoo, body lotion etc. likely to be unsafe/dangerous, there are clear links to organised crime. Profits are channeled into trafficking drugs or people, money laundering, corruption.
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.