07 March 2019
On Wednesday 6 March, ACG along with 12 brand members joined forces with Camden Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police and the Immigration Service on pre-planned raid actions in Camden Town, London leading to the seizure of thousands of counterfeit goods.
Three High Street shops were raided, all had large stock levels of counterfeit goods including clothing, footwear, electrical products, belts, handbags and accessories.
As a result of the raid action five people were arrested for immigration offences and one for the possession of controlled drugs. One shop was made subject of a closure order by the Police and others are expected to face similar closure orders in the coming weeks.
ACG’s Intelligence Coordinator, who attended the action commented:
‘"The continued sale of counterfeit and potentially unsafe products in Camden High Street undermines our members' brands and places consumers and local businesses at risk. This escalation of activity by private and public sector partners has already seen the closure of five shop premises in recent weeks and the introduction of more mainstream legitimate trade in the area. The ACG is very grateful to Camden Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police and the Immigration Service for taking this direct action and we will continue to work in partnership to make Camden a safer place for all.’’
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.