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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.
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
31 August 2017
Parents have been warned over dangerous counterfeit costumes in the run up to Halloween
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.