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ACG celebrate IP at CTSI Awards Dinner

08 June 2018

Trading Standards officers from across the UK were recognised for their qualification successes at a recent Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Awards Dinner in Nottingham. The awards dinner was part of ‘The Institute Celebrates Success’ programme designed to allow trading standards graduates to celebrate their collective successes and achievements with their peers.

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Over 400,000 direct jobs are lost in 13 economic sectors due to the presence of counterfeits

07 June 2018

The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.

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ACG celebrate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day

06 June 2018

ACG celebrate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day at the CTSI Symposium in Nottingham where they announced this years' winners of the ACG Awards for Excellence in Anti-Counterfeiting 2018.

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ACG roundtable meeting with UK IP Attaché to China

30 May 2018

ACG and its brand members met Tom Duke, UK Intellectual Property (IP) Attaché to China in London last week. ACG brand members were particularly keen to discuss specific issues faced in tackling counterfeits manufactured in China.

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TJ Hughes pays damages after selling fake Fred Perry polo shirts

25 May 2018

The Liverpool-based discount store accepted it had infringed the label's trademark rights by selling about 2,500 shirts in shops and online.

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ACG IP Roadshow travels to Scotland

11 May 2018

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) was warmly welcomed at Celtic Park in Glasgow yesterday, after travelling to Scotland to host another Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow of the year.

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Border Force Officer Training at Gatwick Airport

06 May 2018

ACG and the brand members visited Gatwick airport to take the opportunity to train Border Force Officers on the issues of counterfeit goods and how best to identify fake products.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this May bank holiday

02 May 2018

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s May bank holiday markets or car boot sales.

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GDPR could stifle online brand enforcement

02 May 2018

ANALYSIS: Brand owners are likely to face major new challenges when seeking to enforce their intellectual property rights online as a result of imminent changes to data protection laws in Europe.

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How Meet Your MP made a difference

01 May 2018

Thomas Parrott, Vice Chair of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) met his local MP Bim Afolami last year and inspired him to join the All Party Parliamentary Group for Intellectual Property.

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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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