04 December 2020
Another series of online training for UK Border Force Officers, organised by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has been completed. This time well over 200 officers were updated on how to identify branded products,
With four 90-minute training sessions taking place from Tuesday 1st through to Friday 4th December, officers joined virtual training events to watch brands demonstrate the issues they are experiencing due to this ongoing illicit attack of counterfeit products on their businesses.
In order to educate officers and support them in their work to identify and seize counterfeit goods that arrive at our borders, the brands demonstrated to officers what to look for and how to spot a fake version of their branded goods.
“This year alone, we have trained more than 700 officers from ports and airports across the UK. It’s a fantastic way of upskilling officers and we will continue these events next year, either online or in person” commented ACG.
In this latest series of training, around 30 ACG member brands spoke directly to Border Force Officers. These included NIKE, Gymshark, SKY, GlaxoSmithKline, Delphi Technologies, Louis Vuitton, Epson, Sony and Imperial Brands.
The brands were also grateful for the online training and the opportunity to present. More importantly, many brands are already being contacted by Border Force about potential seizures.
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.