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07 June 2018
The EUIPO has released a new report, compiling research since 2013, to present a comprehensive and updated picture of the scope and impact of IP rights (IPR) infringement in the EU. In particular, it emphasises the value of IP rights for EU economies and firms, the increasing sophistication and diversification of counterfeiters, and the impact of IPR infringement to the EU.
27 April 2018
Amazon is rife with potentially dangerous counterfeits and other knockoff goods despite years of attempts to crackdown on mis-selling on its platform, a Guardian investigation can reveal.
08 March 2018
Mother’s Day shoppers are running the risk of injury and identity theft when purchasing cheaper gifts from counterfeit websites, say police.
31 January 2018
What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund terrorism and organized crime. Learn more about the trillion-dollar underground economy of counterfeiting -- from the criminal organizations that run it to the child labor they use to produce its goods -- as well as measures you can take to help stop it. "Let's shine a light on the dark forces of counterfeiting that are hiding in plain sight," Gray says.
26 December 2017
If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably fake. That's the advice of Cumbria Trading Standards Service, which says there are four key indicators of counterfeit goods and they're warning sales shoppers to be savvy about their spending. While cheap prices are attractive, it's the first sign of a fake and potentially dangerous product.
23 December 2017
How buying fake designer goods can help modern slavery and gangsters whose other activities involve ‘a pump action shotgun, dum-dum bullets and amphetamines’
18 December 2017
Fleeing traders closed electronic shutters - trapping customers inside shops - in a failed bid to thwart investigators as they swooped on eleven shops in the Strangeways area of the city
15 December 2017
The figures, which have been released in the run up to Christmas, show the produce would have been worth almost £9 million if it made it to the market.
14 December 2017
As more and more Christmas shopping is done online, shoppers are being warned to make sure online sites are legitimate...
13 December 2017
They said that analysis of the vodka found that it was not authentic Smirnoff as the sample did not contain the appropriate sugar markers for Smirnoff vodka and could therefore not be described as such.
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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.