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New Deal for Consumers: European Commission welcomes provisional agreement on strengthening EU consumer protection rules

02 April 2019

The European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on stronger and better enforced consumer protection rules.

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£250k haul of dodgy goods seized by cops in Strangeways

22 March 2019

'If you are buying these goods you are helping to fund drug dealing, human trafficking and extortion'

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Trends in Trade in Counterfeit and Pirated Goods

18 March 2019

This study presents an updated quantitative analysis of the value, scope and magnitude of world trade in counterfeit and pirated products.

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ACG head: UK must maintain alliances post-Brexit

18 March 2019

He stressed that despite the UK leaving the EU, the ACG will “continue to work alongside key allies” such as the EU Intellectual Property Office, Europol, and the European Commission among others.

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Man guilty of selling fake makeup containing 'dangerous' levels of lead and chromium

01 March 2019

Mark Cody, from Blaenavan Close in St Mellons, pleaded guilty last Friday to a string of offences relating to his counterfeiting business which he ran from his home.

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Organised crime & counterfeit goods go hand in hand

20 February 2019

The north-east’s organised crime unit use a range of tactics to disrupt gangs and meet monthly with housing bosses, trading standards chiefs and others to think of ways of making their lives difficult.

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Counterfeit Marvel and Disney goods seized at Edinburgh Airport and Grangemouth Docks

09 January 2019

Counterfeit goods leave customers out of pocket with inferior and possibly dangerous products.

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ACG appear on BBC News

24 December 2018

ACG appeared on the 6 o’clock and the 10 o’clock News on Sunday 23 December to highlight the problem of counterfeit goods which are flooding UK towns and cities.

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Bogus booze warning as council cracks down on counterfeit alcohol

17 December 2018

Methanol can cause blindness in extreme cases - according to Staffordshire County Council

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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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