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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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Identity stolen after buying counterfeit shoes

24 September 2017

Emily's identity was stolen and fake websites were set up in her name to sell more counterfeit goods after she bought shoes.

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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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Fake fancy dress clothes seized by police could poison or suffocate children

31 August 2017

Parents have been warned over dangerous counterfeit costumes in the run up to Halloween

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Trader prosecuted after Portland Market counterfeits seizure

14 August 2017

A market trader from Bournemouth has been prosecuted and fined after being caught in possession of over 650 counterfeit items, including branded sportswear watches and sunglasses, at Portland Market.

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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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Counterfeit designer goods are big business

08 June 2017

But, as more designers start to address it on the catwalk as well as in the courtroom, will they have the last laugh?

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Police seize more than £8m worth of counterfeit goods in latest Strangeways raids

04 May 2017

Fake designer clothes, sunglasses and perfume with an estimated value of £8m - and more than £270,000 in cash - were seized during raids across Strangeways businesses.

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Dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses as club rider is ‘lucky not to be blinded’

26 April 2017

26.04.17 - A club rider from Essex has sought to warn others about the dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses after suffering serious facial injuries in a crash last week.

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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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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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