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Latest News - Intellectual Property

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ACG train more than 250 Trading Standards Officers

27 November 2020

This week, the ACG has trained more than 250 Trading Standards Officers with a focus on online shopping. Twelve ACG brand members presented to officers on how counterfeit products can be identified. These brands included Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, no!no!, Dermawand, SanDisk, Tommy Hilfiger and Popsockets.

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SOCIAL MEDIA: Operation CAROL keeps shoppers and businesses safe from counterfeits this Christmas

25 November 2020

Operation CAROL has worked with Facebook and Instagram to report content of potentially counterfeit products for removal and to protect the interests of consumers and legitimate business who are struggling to survive in these difficult times.

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The ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement

19 November 2020

Today, saw Trading Standards individuals, teams and departments alongside divisions in the police and customs come together to share their thanks and appreciation to all those who have dedicated their personal and professional lives to tackling IP Crime. The Anti-Counterfeiting Group Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting Enforcement showcases the individuals and teams who are helping to tackle the fight against fakes. Every year The ACG recognise those within local authorities who have gone above and beyond to raise awareness within the industry and to combat the problem.

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Surge in Fakes Being Sold on Social Media

19 November 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group is warning of a massive increase of fake goods for sale during the run up to Black Friday through 'Deal of the Day' promotions on online platforms and social media sites.

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ACG Online Symposium 18 November 10am - 12noon

06 November 2020

Join ACG for its Online Symposium on 18 November 10:00am. Its full of amazing speakers and topics of real interest. You won't want to miss it.

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The end of the BREXIT Transition period - Where Do We Stand?

30 October 2020

Read Phil Lewis, ACG's Director General's view of where the UK stands as we near the end of the BREXIT transition period

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ACG feature on BBC Defenders UK

22 October 2020

ACG and its brand members or representatives featured in yesterday's episode of the BBC Defenders UK as they took part in a stop and search exercise in Birmingham.

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Dealing with Counterfeits Online

16 October 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) combines the knowledge and expertise of its members through working groups to achieve specific goals. The Online Counterfeiting Working Group (OWG) is one of three active working groups and focuses on discussing online enforcement and the activities which affects the interests of ACG members.

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Bovingdon Market Raid

12 October 2020

On Saturday 3 October, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and brand representatives along with Hertfordshire Trading Standards, National Markets Group for IP Protection (NMG) and Hertfordshire Constabulary raided Bovingdon market, known for intellectual property infringement.

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Brexit and IP Webinar

07 October 2020

Today Phil Lewis, Director General of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in a webinar for Novagraaf. The webinar was targeted at anyone engaged in the oversight of intellectual property (IP) Portfolios.

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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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Join now!

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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