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).
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.
24 December 2019
The stash, with an estimated street value of £5,000 was found concealed in the shop.
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.
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.
22 December 2019
That haul - at a Revenue and Customs pre-clearance centre - was worth at least £840,000.
20 December 2019
Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.
19 December 2019
Thousands of counterfeit Minions, Peppa Pig, Avengers, My Little Pony and LOL Surprise toys worth more than £800,000 have been seized by authorities.
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.