17 June 2016
The pavements on Camden High Street were bustling with tourists and shoppers on Thursday 16th June, when Trading Standards, ACG and its members arrived in search for illegally branded, counterfeit products.
The action, coordinated by the ACG and Camden Trading Standards was supported by around 18 representatives of ACG member brands and targeted four high street shops bagging thousands of fake goods. Footballs strips, sun glasses, handbags, purses and other fake products such as mobile phone covers, sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, cigarette cases, footwear, socks and holdalls were seized and removed by the team during the five hour raid.
“Serving eviction notices to persistent offenders at Camden and the continued pressure being placed on traders and market operators to clean up the town is really making a difference. We’re starting to see less fakes being sold here now” commented one ACG member.
The partnership work between Trading Standards and ACG as part of the broader National Markets Group project is set to continue and more raids in Camden and other parts of the country are expected.
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.