30 May 2018
ACG and its brand members met Tom Duke, UK Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché to China in London last Wednesday, 23 May.
Tom, who is based in the British Embassy, Beijing; leads the in-country implementation of UK-China government IP programmes, supports British companies to operate in China, and is now assisting his UK colleagues to achieve a successful BREXIT.
ACG brand members were particularly keen to discuss specific issues faced in tackling counterfeits manufactured in China. Topics included; threshold amounts for criminal cases, rules around seizure and destruction of equipment, utilising proceeds of crime, price verification of counterfeit products intended for export, and customs checks on goods travelling by train from China into Europe (China’s One Belt One Road).
“That was a really interesting and useful meeting, I learnt a lot. I’ll definitely attend the next meeting later in the year” commented one ACG member.
Other events are planned with Tom to ensure he is able to engage with the brands and can discuss IP enforcement in China. More details will be shared with ACG members.
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.