22 December 2017
Trading Standards officers from Westminster City Council and ACG members took to the streets under Operation Tango in November and December to target traders selling potentially dangerous goods to Christmas shoppers.
This on-going operation will see direct action throughout the year, taken against traders selling counterfeit goods along Oxford Street and in the local area. It is against the law to sell counterfeit goods.
In the UK the products most likely to be counterfeited are; electronic and electrical items, clothing, footwear, cosmetics and perfume. In the last year ACG and its members have been involved in numerous operations in the fight against fakes and have netted counterfeit goods to a value in excess of £5,000,000.
If the price is too good to be true, it probably is. Always buy from a reputable trader.
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.