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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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Men tried to sell counterfeit goods at car boot sale

30 April 2018

Fake Chanel earrings, phoney Ralph Lauren tracksuits and Ugg gloves were among the items two conmen tried to sell at a car boot sale.

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Amazon site awash with counterfeit goods despite crackdown

27 April 2018

Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.

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Police urge those inspired by the London Marathon to buy genuine footwear

19 April 2018

PIPCU is urging shoppers inspired by the London Marathon to make sure their footwear is the real deal

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Woman fined for selling counterfeit Kylie Jenner make-up with lead in it

14 March 2018

Storm Cimadoro of Llys Adallen, Trehfren in Newtown, appeared before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court and pleaded guilty to an offence under the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013 for making available Kylie Matte Liquid Lipstick & Lip Liner which contained lead content of 2,715 m5/kg when lead is a prohibited substance for cosmetic products.

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Shoppers urged to avoid cutting costs with counterfeits this Mother’s Day

08 March 2018

Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.

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ACG tackle football fakes

07 March 2018

The World Cup is only three months away and the counterfeiters are already hard at work copying football shirts, boots etc. for sale to unsuspecting football fans. ACG were one step ahead today, in its fight against fakes, by holding a Border Force Training Day at Heathrow airport.

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Profits from selling counterfeit goods are often used to fund other types of crime

21 February 2018

e.g. drug & people trafficking, money laundering and even terrorism!

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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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