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Amazon and Valentino File Trademark Lawsuit Over Counterfeit Shoes

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.

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Amazon creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit to fight fake goods

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.

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Pandemic causes a surge in online crime

19 May 2020

Criminals are taking advantage of the pandemic by turning their attention to online crime. As lockdown continues, across the UK, there has been a drop in street crime of 21%. However, online crime, driven by predatory transnational gangs, is on the rise.

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Online fraudsters exploit COVID-19 fears

02 April 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT), are urging consumers to take seriously the risks presented by the growing numbers of fake and ineffective cleaning solutions, anti-bacterial wipes, surgical masks and medicines being sold during the coronavirus pandemic.

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ACG meet with IPO Intel Hub and enforcement strategist

10 March 2020

The Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) last Friday, met with the Head of the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Intelligence Hub and the person responsible for developing the IPO’s new enforcement strategy.

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ACG discuss Lord McNally’s Private Members Bill on Online Harms Reduction

25 February 2020

Phil Lewis, Director General at ACG took part in an Alliance for IP meeting with Lord McNally and the Carnegie Trust today to discuss Lord McNally’s Private Members Bill on Online Harms Reduction.

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ACG warn consumers if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is

21 November 2019

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) warn consumers about buying fakes during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is!. It won’t be long before its Black Friday and Cyber Monday and UK shoppers are once again chasing down the best deals for Christmas.

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Beware, that counterfeit Christmas gift could be funding modern slavery

20 December 2019

Buying counterfeit Christmas gifts has much wider implications than many imagine. Eighty-three per cent of all fakes come from South East Asia and are the result of workers, including children, held in some of the world’s worst sweatshop factories.

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Shoppers warned about dangerous counterfeit goods

10 December 2019

Budgets are stretched and stores are selling out, so some shoppers might be tempted to look at cheaper versions available online or in the high street. But this is also where counterfeit traders are taking advantage and cashing in.

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Parents warned over 'cheap but fake' L.O.L Dolls that contain deadly chemicals

10 December 2019

Christmas shoppers are being warned to watch out for fake and potentially dangerous toys that could contain toxic materials, and pose serious choking or hearing hazards for young children.

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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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