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Trading Standards IP Open Days

04 March 2022

After successful February training for Border Force, it was time for our partners in Trading Standards to welcome another round of ACG IP Open Day’s. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) ran another three sessions with its members.

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ACG exposing the truth behind counterfeiting on Channel 5 Programme

11 January 2022

Today, Channel 5 aired episode 20 of the Shoplifters & Scammers: At War with the Law programme. This episode saw an undercover team head to Bovingdon Market to see if an organised crime gang behind fake goods are back and up to their old tricks.

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Managing the Enablers

24 November 2021

On Tuesday 23 November 2021, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) hosted another virtual conference as they continue to bring events to the Intellectual Property (IP) and Brand protection Industries in a world still recovering after the pandemic.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Alibaba

09 November 2021

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) brand members got another chance to meet with Alibaba and their brand protection team. Although a very small team they have an extensive portfolio of B2B, C2C and B2C platforms of which Alibaba own.

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Enforcement Training for Officers across the UK

05 November 2021

Over 400 Enforcement Officers from Trading Standards, Border Force, Customs and Police from across the UK attended the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) November Enforcement Training.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Bukalapak

04 October 2021

ACG members were able to meet with the team at Bukalapak for a roundtable discussion regarding plans to stop counterfeit goods being sold online. Bukalapak is an Indonesian technology company which specialises in e-commerce, was founded in 2010 and has over 70 million active monthly users.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Tokopedia

23 September 2021

Yesterday members of the ACG were able to meet with the brand protection and legal team from Tokopedia for a roundtable discussion about what they are doing to stop fake goods being sold on their platform.

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ACG Goes Live on BBC Crime Watch

22 September 2021

This morning The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) Director General, Phil Lewis took his turn in the spotlight as he appeared as a special guest on the real-life crime programme.

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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Wish.com

15 September 2021

Today ACG members got a chance to meet with Wish’s Brand Protection Team for a roundtable discussion about how our members can protect themselves and their IP rights. Wish is an e-commerce platform where businesses and manufacturers can sell their goods directly to consumers.

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Cracking down on criminals who target self-storage industry

16 August 2021

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), National Trading Standards, London Trading Standards and the Self-Storage Association UK (SSAUK), have teamed up to launch a new code of practice. The initiative’s aim is to reduce the appeal of self-storage facilities to criminals who deal in counterfeit and other illicit goods. The scheme is already yielding results; in April 2021, three self-storage units were raided and 5000+ illegal and counterfeit items were seized in a joint Trading Standards, Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (North West) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, which represents brands, with participation from the self-storage store.

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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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