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Another successful series of ACG Border Force Training

30 April 2021

Over 500 Border Force Officers from across the UK have been trained this week as the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) continue to engage with its members and enforcement partners through the pandemic.

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ACG host third Border Enforcement Seminar

20 April 2021

Today, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) hosted a seminar to focus on border protection in Spain, Italy and the UK. This seminar was in partnership with ANDEMA and INDICAM, fellow anti-counterfeiting groups of Spain and Italy.

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Mike Roylance receives the ACG Lifetime Achievement Award

26 March 2021

On Wednesday 24 March 2021, to recognise the years of work he has done to combat counterfeiting, the ACG presented Mike Roylance with an ACG Lifetime Achievement Award for his support of the ACG and the counterfeiting community.

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ACG Fireside Chat with Clive Jones

19 March 2021

Today the Anti-Counterfeiting Group hosted its third online fireside chat. This time with retired Professional Lead at Powys Trading Standards, Clive Jones and was a great way to finish off a busy week. Clive, who has spent most of his time trying to combat illicit crime, reminisced about his career working at Powys County Council Trading Standards.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with eBay

24 February 2021

Yesterday ACG members got a chance to meet with eBay’s Global Brand Relations Senior Manager for a roundtable discussion about what they do to protect consumers through their polices and user agreements that help to combat the sale of infringing items. A fantastic turn out from members who joined in on the discussion with eBay who have 1.7 million live listings, 185 million active buyers and 19 million sellers on their e-commerce selling site that focus on consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Amazon

09 February 2021

Amazon met with ACG members today for a roundtable discussion about their most recent features and new initiatives helping our members protect their intellectual property (IP). A fantastic turn out of more than 60 delegates joined in on the discussion and got to meet the team of experts and what goes on behind the scenes of the e-commerce selling site.

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APPG Illicit Trade Meeting - 9 December 2020

10 December 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting (ACG) Director General Phil Lewis attended the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) Illicit Trade Meeting yesterday. Counterfeited goods make up the largest value of illicit trade, which robs the local economy of jobs and economic growth with funds going to organised crime groups and putting consumers at risk when buying potentially unsafe and ineffective products.

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Border Force: How many officers has ACG trained this year?

04 December 2020

Another series of online training for UK Border Force Officers, organised by the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has just been completed. This time well over 200 officers were updated on how to identify branded products.

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The ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

19 November 2020

Today, saw Trading Standards individuals, teams and departments alongside divisions in the police and customs come together to share their thanks and appreciation to all those who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to tackling IP Crime.

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Dealing with Counterfeits Online

16 October 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) combines the knowledge and expertise of its members through working groups to achieve specific goals. The Online Counterfeiting Working Group (OWG) is one of three active working groups and focuses on discussing online enforcement and the activities which affects the interests of ACG members.

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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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