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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.