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Conline: 18 million Brits fall victim to counterfeit electrical goods online

13 June 2018

Some of the most popular e-commerce sites are being misused by ruthless sellers as a platform to exploit online shoppers, exposing them to thousands of substandard, counterfeit and suspected recalled electrical goods.

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Over 400,000 direct jobs are lost in 13 economic sectors due to the presence of counterfeits

07 June 2018

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.

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Dangerous fake electric goods sold on Amazon and eBay, research says

06 June 2018

One in three UK consumers have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to new findings.

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GDPR could stifle online brand enforcement

02 May 2018

ANALYSIS: Brand owners are likely to face major new challenges when seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights online as a result of imminent changes to data protection laws in Europe.

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Beware of counterfeit make up which could cause health issues - one teenager tells her story

24 April 2018

Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.

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Police urge those inspired by the London Marathon to buy genuine footwear

19 April 2018

PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal

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COUNTERFEIT and second-hand goods are an unknown entity that could cost you your home or even your life

12 March 2018

‘I thought it was a gunshot’ - Battery charger explosion causes Norwich fire and pierces two full beer cans

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More than half of all medicines bought online are fake

09 March 2018

Side effects can include heart attacks, strokes and death. Buying from dodgy websites also increases the risk of being ripped off through credit card fraud or having your identity stolen.

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Shoppers urged to avoid cutting costs with counterfeits this Mother’s Day

08 March 2018

Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.

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About ACG

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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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.

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