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ACG Conference 2019

08 November 2019

ACG Conference 2019 attracted over 100 delegates and 15 speakers for a full day of interesting debate and presentations.

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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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Havering's Trading Standards officers urge residents to be safe when buying gifts this Christmas

10 December 2019

The council warns that purchasing fake goods, even unwittingly, means you could be supporting criminal activity.

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Shop owner fined after sniffer dogs find tobacco in 'secret compartments'

09 December 2019

A Coventry shop owner has been ordered to pay almost £2,000 for selling counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes.

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Sale of fake designer goods funding INLA

09 December 2019

The Irish National Liberation Army (INLA) are using the sale of fake designer goods to fund the paramilitary group according to the Gardai and PSNI.

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True cost of so-called bargains

09 December 2019

In recent years, trading standards officers across the region have seized millions of pounds worth of fake goods.

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Christmas shoppers warned of danger of fake toys

07 December 2019

Unsafe toys expected to flood market before Christmas as ‘must-have’ products sell ou

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How to protect yourself from Black Friday scams

20 November 2019

Scammers are finding new ways to deprive you of your hard earned money throughout the year. But shoppers impatiently searching for bargains on Black Friday next week will have con artists rubbing their hands with glee.

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Counterfeit not welcome: ACG Award for foiling fakes and frauds

15 November 2019

Ealing Council’s trading standards team has won an award for its outstanding work to stop the sale of dodgy goods and counterfeit products in the borough.

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Printer 'reeled off 1,900 counterfeit fabric softener labels'

15 November 2019

Acting on a tip-off, consumer protection officers from Bolton Council raided Hot Print Design, on Kenyon Business Park, and found machines reeling off bogus stickers for the Comfort range, borough magistrates were told.

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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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