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Trading standards officers seize fake Dyson hairdryers at Stansted Airport

12 April 2019

Although the hairdryers initially looked convincing the cost to the importer was $8 approximately £6 per unit. The hairdryer normally retails for a minimum of £300 which is 50 times the price.

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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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Council Crackdown on counterfeit cigarettes, sportswear and dangerous electricals from being sold online

01 April 2019

A Teesside Live investigation has uncovered sales on an industrial-scale.

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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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A Sutton mum who showed a “callous disregard” for children after being caught selling fake superhero costumes online

15 March 2019

Anna Karetnikova, who operated as an Amazon and eBay business seller from her home in Osbourne Place, was convicted after being prosecuted by the council’s trading standards team.

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Camden Raid Action

07 March 2019

ACG along with 12 brand members joined forces with Camden Trading Standards, the Metropolitan Police and the Immigration Service on pre-planned raid actions in Camden Town.

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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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