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ACG's Manchester IP Roadshow: A Step Towards Combating Counterfeiting

06 June 2023

Counterfeiting is a growing concern globally, with the counterfeit market estimated to be worth over $464 billion. To highlight this problem, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) organised an Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow at Old Trafford in Manchester. The roadshow was aimed at knowledge building and awareness raising for enforcers and businesses engaged in the fight against fakes.

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Countercheck Wins INTA's Innovation Challenge Against Counterfeits

25 May 2023

Countercheck Emerges as the Best Performing Scale-Up Solution to Combat Counterfeit Products in INTA's Open Innovation Challenge.

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Launch of the Keith Williams Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Professionals

24 May 2023

The Keith Williams Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer law enforcement professionals a unique opportunity to enhance their skills through the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime and Illicit Trade (CIPCIT) distance learning course.

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Combatting Counterfeiting with Intelligence Initiatives

05 May 2023

Here at the ACG, we pride ourselves on our strategic partnerships and collaboration with the intelligence community to combat counterfeiting crime. Learn more about Matthew Knowles and his role as the ACG's Intelligence and Strategic Initiatives Manage

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Celebrating Women and World IP Day

26 April 2023

Get ready to be inspired. It's World Intellectual Property Day, and the ACG is thrilled to celebrate the incredible contributions women inventors, designers, and creators have made throughout history.

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There's a lot at stake when you buy a fake

21 February 2023

Crimestoppers has recently launched a new campaign, supported by the ACG and Amazon, which highlights the risks of buying counterfeit goods and how to spot fake products.

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Cheetham Hill: Nine arrested in anti-counterfeit goods raids

21 July 2022

Nine people have been arrested after a series of police raids targeting people selling counterfeit goods.

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More than 240,000 illegal prescription pills bound for Northern Ireland seized in operation

20 July 2022

More than 242,000 unlicensed prescription tablets destined for addresses in Northern Ireland have been seized in a major operation targeting illicit and counterfeit drugs.

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Pontypool fraudster caught selling fake Moncler and Prada T-shirts

18 July 2022

A FRAUDSTER has been caught selling fake designer T-shirts that included dodgy Moncler, Prada, Hugo Boss and Louis Vuitton gear.

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Counterfeit scandals push customers away from luxury online shopping platforms

13 July 2022

The number of shoppers using online luxury shopping platforms is rapidly decreasing after their brand image has been tainted due to recent counterfeit scandals.

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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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