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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

Annual professional development event: 10-12 June 2019, Brighton

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ACG host Illicit Trade and Counterfeiting Workshop

08 May 2019

More than 40 experts from enforcement, government agencies and brands attended ACG’s workshop...

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Counterfeit goods and organised crime go hand in hand!

12 June 2019

As well as the weapons, a quantity of Class B drugs, counterfeit clothing and DVDs, approximately £13,000 in cash, phones, tablets, documentation, over 7000 illicit cigarettes and a quantity of hand-rolling tobacco were also seized.

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Stevenage retailer ordered to pay over £3,200 following Trading Standards prosecution

07 June 2019

A Stevenage company has pleaded guilty to supplying unsafe and fake mobile phone adaptors, as well as fake Apple iphone cases, following an operation by Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards Service.

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Counterfeiting and piracy cost Ireland €900m in lost sales

06 June 2019

This represents €192 per citizen per annum, according to the report.

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PSNI warning as haul of counterfeit electronic items seized in Lisburn and Belfast searches

05 June 2019

...Those who seek to subvert this market by making and selling counterfeit products are not only putting consumers at risk, they are also putting jobs at risk and they reduce legitimate profits.

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Experts warn: money for fake goods could be going towards paying for terrorism, serious crime, slavery and prostitution in the UK and around the world

04 June 2019

The impact of counterfeiting and piracy is predicted to drain cash from the global economy and put jobs at risk.

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Counterfeit goods worth thousands seized in Skegness and Ingoldmells

09 May 2019

Officers seized the goods after raiding an industrial unit on Burgh Road, Skegness and Fantasy Island, Skegness.

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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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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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