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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.
21 September 2017
The goods were seized from Multi Choice in Harrow, north-west London, and could have been potentially dangerous, council officers said.
20 September 2017
Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR
06 September 2017
City of York Council trading standards had found racks of counterfeit clothes and other pirated luxury goods at his shop, Miss Diva, on Low Petergate.
31 August 2017
Parents have been warned over dangerous counterfeit costumes in the run up to Halloween
24 August 2017
A Brent-based company has been slapped with a hefty fine after being caught with a stash of well over a thousand knock-off hoodies and T-shirts.
08 August 2017
Out of 21 vendors inspected near last Wednesday’s game at the Aviva stadium, 17 were found to be selling counterfeit products, which police say can be used to fund organised crime groups.
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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.