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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.
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.
06 June 2018
One in three UK consumers have mistakenly purchased a counterfeit electrical item online, according to new findings.
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.
24 April 2018
Experts are warning people not to buy counterfeit cosmetics because they can potentially cause harm.
19 April 2018
PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal
12 March 2018
‘I thought it was a gunshot’ - Battery charger explosion causes Norwich fire and pierces two full beer cans
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.
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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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.