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Huge crash for Mustang driver highlights the danger of fake gear flooding the market

24 September 2019

A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.

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Counterfeit goods postmaster ordered to pay back £750,000 or face five more years in prison

21 August 2019

The court accepted that in total, the business had generated £1.75 million in illegal turnover.

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Barber hit with fine for flogging counterfeit designer gear

19 July 2019

The court heard how she used Facebook to advertise hooky Vivienne Westwood, Hugo Boss, and Michael Kors gear.

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Carolyn Harris MP: We must end the unregulated selling of counterfeit electrical goods online

09 July 2019

So when is the Government going to take action against Amazon, Ebay, Facebook etc. who are daily allowing their sellers to sell unsafe, recalled, fake and non-compliant electrical goods to the public? We need action, and we need it fast!

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Counterfeit goods and organised crime go hand in hand!

12 June 2019

As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.

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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

Annual professional development event: 10-12 June 2019, Brighton

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Counterfeiting and piracy cost Ireland €900m in lost sales

06 June 2019

This represents €192 per citizen per annum, according to the report.

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Experts warn: money for fake goods could be going towards paying for terrorism, serious crime, slavery and prostitution in the UK and around the world

04 June 2019

The impact of counterfeiting and piracy is predicted to drain cash from the global economy and put jobs at risk.

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ACG host Illicit Trade and Counterfeiting Workshop

08 May 2019

More than 40 experts from enforcement, government agencies and brands attended ACG’s workshop...

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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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