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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. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement showcases the individuals and teams who are helping to tackle the fight against fakes. Every year The ACG recognise those within local authorities who have gone above and beyond to raise awareness within the industry and to combat the problem.

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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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Brexit and IP Webinar

07 October 2020

Today Phil Lewis, Director General of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in a webinar for Novagraaf. The webinar was targeted at anyone engaged in the oversight of intellectual property (IP) Portfolios.

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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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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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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

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.

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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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ACG Member - Rubie’s counterfeit success rate continues

22 August 2019

The latest counterfeit conviction to have taken place after a trading standards alert from costume company Rubie’s has resulted in a £10,000 fine for the illegal trader.

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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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ACG represented at the CTSI Symposium 2019

11 June 2019

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

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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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Join now!

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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