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ACG spend an evening with the brands

22 February 2018

ACG attended an annual drinks reception hosted by the British Brands Group at the Museum of Brands in London last night. The event was a great networking event for brands and IP experts.

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Warning issued to Christmas shoppers over 'fake goods'

30 November 2017

North East Lincolnshire Council's Trading Standards officers issued the warning ahead of the festive period following a productive year spent seizing hauls of counterfeit goods including mugs, lighters, keyrings, clothing and perfume.

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Fake poppy merchandise seized ahead of Remembrance Sunday

10 November 2017

A spokesperson for The Royal British Legion and Poppyscotland said: "The two-petal poppy is a registered trademark owned by The Royal British Legion and the four-petal poppy is a registered trademark owned by Poppyscotland. We have a responsibility to make sure that these trademarks are protected so that the public can be sure that their donations are going directly to a registered charity.”

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Brand protection experts speak at ACG Annual Conference

20 October 2017

Brand protection experts from SKY UK Ltd, Canon Europe Ltd, Michael Kors and Richemont International Ltd spoke at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) Annual Conference yesterday.

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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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ACG invited to key EU Observatory meetings

12 December 2016

12.12.16 - Phil Lewis, ACG Strategy Advisor was invited by the EU Observatory to attend a number of working group meetings and a design award ceremony w/c 28 November 2016.

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The brands work with Police IP Crime Unit

07 December 2016

07.12.16 - The ACG, along with 14 brand members, met the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) yesterday for a lively discussion and debate about IP law enforcement.

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Dover Border Force meet the brands

02 December 2016

2.11.16 ACG visited Dover Border Force yesterday to deliver a training session with ten brand members. The brands exhibited and demonstrated genuine and counterfeit goods to more than 45 Border Force officers who attending the event.

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Border Force training at Felixstowe

25 November 2016

25.11.16 The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) visited Felixstowe port on Wednesday 16 November to meet Border Force officers and provide training on spotting counterfeit products.

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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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