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The Anti-Counterfeiting Group hosts Second IP Roadshow in Cardiff

12 July 2023

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) held its second IP Roadshow at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on July 12. Over 30 brands and brand representatives exhibited their products, making the event a fruitful opportunity for attendees to learn and network. 

Steph Dickson, Events Officer at the ACG said, “The event was a huge success, attracting over 100 enforcement officers, including representatives from PIPCU, ROCU’s, Border Force, Trading Standards, GAIN, and IPO. The stadium also provided a great venue for the event”. 

One of the highlights of the event was the update given by Criminal Barrister Lee Reynolds on referencing the sentencing guidelines in TM prosecutions. Matthew Knowles, ACG’s Intelligence and Strategic Initiatives Manager said, “We covered a broad range of contemporary topics that were well received by attendees, including the TMA 94 possession, custody or control offense in the context of Operation Flash, the PIPCU approach to sampling and forfeiture, and an update from the IPO Crime Coordinator for Wales.”

Another exciting opportunity discussed at the event was the Keith Williams Scholarship Fund for The Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime and Illicit Trade, which is available for law enforcement officers. Phil Lewis, Director General of the ACG said, “The event received positive feedback from the attendees, and it was a great success overall. A big thanks to all the speakers, brands, and attendees who made the event possible”. 

The ACG's next IP Roadshow event will be held in Ireland on September 20. To learn more visit https://www.a-cg.org/events/.

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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.

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