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ACG Border Force training reaches nearly 500 officers

20 July 2020

By the end of this series of seven Border Force Officer training events, 49 ACG member brands will have spoken directly to Border Force Officers. At each event, seven different ACG brand members have provided updates and shared information to help officers detain counterfeit goods entering the country.

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Online fraudsters exploit COVID-19 fears

02 April 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), are urging consumers to take seriously the risks presented by the growing numbers of fake and ineffective cleaning solutions, anti-bacterial wipes, surgical masks and medicines being sold during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Numbers of counterfeit drugs, antibiotics and painkillers on the market soar

24 March 2020

Over 4 billion Euros worth of counterfeit drugs are sold across the world it has been reported in a recent study by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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Killer car seats sold online for £8

17 February 2020

Once again, we are seeing how adept criminals are at infiltrating major e-commerce platforms and placing cheap, dangerous products for sale. A host of life-threatening children’s car seats, were discovered for sale on several platforms, by BBC Panorama, and while there is no obvious evidence that the products were counterfeit, they were clearly designed to look like well-known makes. They even included labels with fraudulent ECE codes, to signify that they have been put through EU safety testing and could be legally sold on the UK market.

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ACG support Camden High Street raids

18 December 2019

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) supported Camden Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police and Immigration Service in raid action on Tuesday in the fight against counterfeit goods.

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ACG present at CTPA International seminar

26 November 2019

Phil Lewis, Director General at the ACG presented at the Cosmetics, Toiletry and Perfume Association (CTPA) International seminar yesterday.

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A SHOP owner from Tamworth has been ordered to pay fines and costs totalling £1,127 for selling counterfeit tobacco.

24 December 2019

The stash, with an estimated street value of £5,000 was found concealed in the shop.

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Counterfeit goods seized in trading standards sting at Whitechapel Market

23 December 2019

More than 400 fake goods have been seized from market stalls in Whitechapel in a Trading Standards sting targeting rogue traders trying to fleece Christmas shoppers.

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Nearly £3 million fake designer-label goods seized by Border Force officials in the run-up to Christmas

22 December 2019

Counterfeit Gucci scarves and fake Nike trainers are among more than 10,000 items confiscated in a crackdown on organised crime gangs trying to exploit the UK market.

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Gucci, Burberry, Nike and Apple among counterfeit goods seized before Christmas

22 December 2019

That haul - at a Revenue and Customs pre-clearance centre - was worth at least £840,000.

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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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