30 April 2021
Over 500 Border Force Officers from across the UK have been trained this week as the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) continue to engage with its members and enforcement partners through the pandemic.
This is the fourth series of Border Force Officer training ACG has completed virtually, since COVID19 restrictions began in March 2020.
This ACG Border Force Officer Training series kicked off a week of intellectual property (IP) celebrations, following World Intellectual Property Day on Monday, 26 April. There has been a Border Force Officer training event every morning, Monday to Friday. At each event, eight different ACG brand members provided product updates and shared information to help officers prevent counterfeit goods from entering the country.
All 40 ACG member brands directly trained Border Force Officers on the issues of counterfeiting and how best to identify fake products. The brands included; Gymshark, Supreme, Unilever, Harley Davidson and Epson.
After such a successful run of online Border Force Officer training events, the ACG plan to host further training later in the year.
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.