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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.