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New campaign warns ‘there’s more at stake when it’s a fake’

25 September 2017

The campaign highlights the many consequences of buying counterfeit goods online. One of the main consequences of buying counterfeit goods on websites, social media and online is identity crime. When buying items, people will part with personal details such as their address and financial information which allows fraudsters to set-up new websites selling counterfeit goods in their name.

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Counterfeit cigarettes and alcohol seized from Ealing shops

20 September 2017

Thousands of pounds of dodgy goods have been seized in raids in Southall and Greenford.

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Intellectual Property Crime on the Darknet

20 September 2017

Intellectual Property (IP) crime is committed when someone uses an intellectual property right without the authorisation of its owner. Counterfeiting and piracy are terms used to describe a range of illicit activities related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) infringement. Most counterfeit goods infringe a trademark, which means that a good is produced without the authorisation of its rights holder. Piracy refers to the illegal use of literary and artistic works protected by copyrights. Organised Crime Groups (OCGs) are increasingly involved in the violation of IPR

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Counterfeit mobile phone accessories and E Liquids seized in Southall

19 September 2017

Officers seized approx 1,839 mobile phone items, worth an estimated £24,640, including Samsung covers and headphones, Apple Ear Pods and Nokia phones.

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More than £1 million worth of fake football shirts uncovered in warehouse raid

10 August 2017

The huge haul, including Chelsea and Liverpool strips, was recovered in a raid on a warehouse in north Staffordshire in an intelligence-led operation.

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Conman fined - counterfeit phone cases & print toners

04 August 2017

Kasimali Hajiyani, 34, sold thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit toners, memory cards and mobile phone accessories via his company KAS Trading UK Limited.

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Fake phone cover pedlar handed suspended sentence and fined

13 April 2017

041317 - A street pedlar who sold counterfeit phone and tablet covers in York city centre has been given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for one year, with the requirement he also undertakes 300 hours unpaid work. Mr Faye was also fined a total of £1,280 by York Magistrates.

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

11 April 2017

11.04.17 - The first bank holiday of the year also marks the beginning of the car boot sale and markets season.

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Intellectual Property Perception - 2017 Survey - EUIPO

23 March 2017

23.03.17 - How do EU citizens perceive intellectual property? To what degree do they respect intellectual property rights? How does their perception change based on how old they are or where they live? Through a series of in-depth studies, EUIPO has carried out the first EU-wide assessment of citizen perception of IP, and the relevant drivers of consumer behaviours.

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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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