12 April 2018
The ACG visited Border Force officers at Felixstowe Border Force yesterday, to deliver a training session along with twelve brand members. The brands exhibited genuine and counterfeit products and chatted to around 30 Border Force officers as they visited the event and walked around the exhibition.
Brands including; BMW, Nike, Daniel Wellington, Canon, The Northface and MICHAEL KORS were delighted with the interest that was shown by Border Force and how keen they were to take action.
Two officers from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) also joined members at the ACG event, as did a representative of HMRC and an officer from Suffolk Trading Standards.
"Another really interesting event and well worth travelling to Felixstowe to speak to the Border Force officers face-to-face. I’ve made some useful contacts and had the opportunity to discuss in detail how we protect our brand" commented an ACG member exhibitor.
Counterfeit goods entering the UK amount to approximately £9.3 billion. The most counterfeited items are electronic and electrical items, clothing and footwear.
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.