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Latest News - Valentines Day

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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Call to stamp out sale of counterfeit goods on social media sites

09 March 2017

09.03.17 - A whistleblower wants authorities to stamp out sales of illegal cigarettes, booze and fake designer brands on social media in Spalding.

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More than £2 million worth of counterfeit goods have been seized in Cornwall since April

16 December 2016

16.12.16 - Both Devon and Cornwall Police and Cornwall Trading Standards have been cracking down on people selling fake designer items on social media such as Facebook.

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£17bn of fake goods 'costing tens of thousands of British jobs'

22 November 2016

22.11.16 - The rise of online shopping has bolstered the counterfeit economy, with UK consumers now twice as likely to see fakes on sale online as they were a year ago, according to new data released by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and online brand specialist NetNames.

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Number of counterfeit goods seized by EU authorities continued to rise in 2015

23 September 2016

23.09.16 - Customs authorities across the EU seized an estimated five million more counterfeit items in 2015 than the previous year, according to new figures released today by the European Commission. This means that the number of intercepted goods grew by 15% compared to 2014. More than 40 million products suspected of violating an intellectual property right were detained at the EU's external borders, with a value of nearly €650 million.

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On World IP Day 2016...

26 April 2016

...ACG & The British Brands Group help promote the value & importance of brands to the UK.

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PIPCU says IP crime is worth fighting

17 March 2016

17.03.16 - Speaking at the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys’ (ITMA) spring conference in London today, March 17, detective inspector Mick Dodge said that while intellectual property “may not seem” like a significant issue, the effects of infringement and counterfeiting are widely felt.

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Counterfeit Valentine’s Day gifts could KILL say experts

07 February 2016

07.02.16 - A Daily Star Sunday investigation found dangerous copies of designer goods being flogged on markets across the UK in the run-up to February 14.

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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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