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01 September 2020
Six years ago, the UK was considered a world leader in protecting intellectual property rights, but has it kept pace with modern day counterfeiting and organised crime? Many experts believe it hasn’t and that the UK is in fact, falling behind other countries.
29 July 2020
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping and is thought to be the most ambitious infrastructure project ever conceived. It involves the establishment of maritime trade routes across the globe and investment in infrastructure projects such as new pipelines, ports and railways in countries stretching from East Asia to Europe.
25 June 2020
If you recently came across an enticing pair of Valentino shoes on Amazon and thought the price was too good to be true, you may have been right. Last Thursday, luxury fashion brand Valentino and retail giant Amazon together sued a third-party online retailer for selling counterfeit shoes.
24 June 2020
Amazon has announced the creation of a new Counterfeit Crimes Unit which will be responsible for finding and pursuing those attempting to sell fake goods on the site.
23 May 2020
Intellectual property (IP) is often the most valuable of a company’s assets – making it a natural target for threat actors bent on appropriating the fruits of others’ labours. By way of definition, an IP crime is committed when someone manufactures, sells or distributes counterfeit or pirated goods, such as such as patents, trademarks, industrial designs or literary and artistic works, for commercial gain.
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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.