21 September 2018
The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) travelled to Cheltenham Racecourse yesterday to host another successful Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow.
ACG brand members from more than 40 brands including; Superdry, SKY, Imperial Brands and Jaguar Land Rover talked to enforcement delegates from; Trading Standards, Police and the IP Office (IPO) as they visited exhibits to learn how to identify a genuine from a counterfeit product.
Heathrow Border Force also took part in the exhibition and commented "We had a lot of visitors to our table and had many interesting conversations."
Enforcement delegates heard from the ACG about its lobbying and enforcement initiatives, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute provided an IP legal update and the IPO talked about recent engagement campaigns. Later in the afternoon Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Coordinator, Patricia Lennon and Sharon Penketh, National Trading Standards eCrime Team (NTSeCT) shared information about latest innovative enforcement initiatives such as the Real Deal Online.
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.