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28 August 2019
Tens of thousands of illegally manufactured branded labels and hundreds of finished garments were seized in a raid yesterday at a factory in Handsworth, Birmingham.
09 August 2019
On Tuesday 6 August Phil Lewis, ACG Director General travelled to Motherwell in Scotland to present Anne Marie Spalding with an ACG Award for excellence in anti-counterfeiting enforcement.
30 September 2019
The bottles of fragrance, labelled as designer items by the likes of YSL, Giorgio Armani, Thierry Mugler and Dior, are likely to contain high levels of chemicals that can cause nasty reactions when sprayed onto the skin. And these substances are flammable, making them dangerous for people to have in their homes.
27 September 2019
Around £5,000 in cash was recovered along with thousands of pounds worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco.
26 September 2019
Trading Standards officers also found a number of hidden knives in the property after swooping on an address on Whalebone Grove, Dagenham.
24 September 2019
A racer in the US has illustrated in the most graphic terms what fake gear – in this case, his racing harness – can result in. After a brake failure, the driver hits a barrier head on in his Mustang, resulting in a catastrophic failure of his harness.
23 September 2019
The football kits included those for England, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal.
19 September 2019
Hazhar Merahmad, the former owner of Matean Market in Cowley, has been fined more than £6,500 after pleading guilty to 10 offences concerning the supply of illegal tobacco.
13 September 2019
An ongoing operation by Staffordshire Trading Standards to combat the sale of illicit and counterfeit tobacco has secured a conviction following the seizure of a quantity of cigarettes and rolling tobacco.
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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.