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ACG Protecting Brands Online Roundtable with Coupang

20 July 2021

ACG members met with two team members from Coupang today for a roundtable discussion about their new and expanding Intellectual Property Team. Coupang is an e-commerce platform in South Korea, which has recently launched in Japan.

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Businessman was caught four times with hundreds of dangerous fake toys, including Peppa Pig and Minions dolls

07 July 2021

More than 1,100 items seized by trading standards from Baljit Singh Batra were either counterfeit or did not comply with safety regulations.

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Global Trade in Fakes: A Worrying Threat

30 June 2021

Phil Lewis ACG Director General comments on the OECD report that looks at the magnitude, value, scope and trends of global trade in counterfeit and pirated goods, also known as fakes.

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ACG celebrate British IP Day

29 June 2021

Today, Tuesday 29 June 2021 is British Intellectual Property (IP) Day, when we celebrate the immense contribution IP makes to the UK economy and society. Often overlooked IP is central to most industries and encourages innovation and creativity.

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Counterfeit goods worth over £3 million seized in Glasgow

17 June 2021

Trading Standards Scotland (TSS), assisted by Police Scotland, the Anti Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and brand representatives, have recovered a large quantity of counterfeit goods from a storage yard in the south of Glasgow, in an operation carried out on 15 June 2021.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day Enforcement Training

08 June 2021

Over 300 Enforcement Officers from across the UK joined the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) on World Anti-Counterfeiting Day (Tuesday 8 June 2021) for virtual training.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day is on Tuesday 8 June 2021

05 June 2021

World Anti-Counterfeiting Day this year is on Tuesday 8 June and the ACG will be celebrating the day by hosting a training event for enforcement officers.

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ACG Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Peter Clark

01 June 2021

On Friday 28 May, ACG presented Peter Clark, Ealing Trading Standards with an ACG Lifetime Achievement Award for his support over the years, in protecting brands and consumers from counterfeit and unsafe products.

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How counterfeiting has changed status in the EU

27 May 2021

As the EUIPO announce the inclusion for economic crime (which includes IP crime) in the latest Serious Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) report, the anti-counterfeiting world heave a sigh of relief.

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ACG welcome IP crime back in the Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment

26 May 2021

Today, EUIPO announced that the Serious and Organised Crime Threat Assessment (SOCTA) will contain a priority on economic crime, which includes IP crime (counterfeiting of goods and currencies).

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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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