10 January 2019
The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and some of its members joined West Midlands Police and officers from Trading Standards on 9 January, in raid action to seize counterfeit goods from a residential premises.
Four vans and a large storage facility were targeted with tens of thousands of counterfeit goods being removed from the property. ACG members and representatives identified the branded fake products which included; clothing, footwear, electrical items, jewellery, perfume, cosmetics, handbags and hundreds of brand badges.
ACG members played a key role in this operation led by the NMG and National Trading Standards, which is having a real impact on the availability of counterfeit goods and more raid actions and seizures are planned throughout the year.
"This is proof yet again that an intelligence-led, multi-agency collaborative approach can achieve some great results" commented Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Coordinator and chair of NMG on behalf of the ACG.
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.