06 September 2019
The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) travelled to Edgbaston in Birmingham yesterday to host its fourth Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of the year.
ACG members from more than 42 brands chatted face-to-face with delegates from the police, Border Force, HMRC and Trading Standards, as they visited exhibits to learn more about how to identify a genuine from a counterfeit product.
Enforcement delegates heard from ACG about its lobbying and enforcement activities, received an IP legal update from the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, heard from the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and Office for Product Safety and Standards and received specific training from brands including Liverpool FC, Diageo, Michael Kors and Jimmy Choo.
Later in the afternoon Graham Mogg, ACG Intelligence Coordinator and Phil Page, Central England Trading Standards Authority shared some of their latest innovative enforcement initiatives.
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.