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Dealing with Counterfeits Online

16 October 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) combines the knowledge and expertise of its members through working groups to achieve specific goals. The Online Counterfeiting Working Group (OWG) is one of three active working groups and focuses on discussing online enforcement and the activities which affects the interests of ACG members.

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Bovingdon Market Raid

12 October 2020

On Saturday 3 October, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) and brand representatives along with Hertfordshire Trading Standards, National Markets Group for IP Protection (NMG) and Hertfordshire Constabulary raided Bovingdon market, known for intellectual property infringement.

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Brexit and IP Webinar

07 October 2020

Today Phil Lewis, Director General of The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in a webinar for Novagraaf. The webinar was targeted at anyone engaged in the oversight of intellectual property (IP) Portfolios.

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ACG consider the impact of BREXIT and COVID at the CTSI Symposium

06 October 2020

Today, ACG's Director General, Phil Lewis will be "Considering the impact of BREXIT and COVID on business and consumers". In this 20 minute session Phil considers the joint impact of COVID and BREXIT, as well as existing and potential threats.

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Camden Raid Action

09 September 2020

Yesterday 18 ACG brands and representatives joined forces with Camden Trading Standards to carry out a raid on Camden Town, London as part of an ongoing ACG/Camden TS initiative - Operation Cayman.

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Is the UK still a world leader in tackling intellectual property crime?

01 September 2020

Six years ago, the UK was considered a world leader in protecting intellectual property rights, but has it kept pace with modern day counterfeiting and organised crime? Many experts believe it hasn’t and that the UK is in fact, falling behind other countries.

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BREXIT Update for Trademarks and Designs

19 August 2020

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) has updated its members on the administration of Trademarks and Designs pre and post BREXIT

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An update on China's Ambitious Belt and Road Initiative

29 July 2020

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) was announced in 2013 by President Xi Jinping and is thought to be the most ambitious infrastructure project ever conceived. It involves the establishment of maritime trade routes across the globe and investment in infrastructure projects such as new pipelines, ports and railways in countries stretching from East Asia to Europe.

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ACG Border Force training reaches nearly 500 officers

20 July 2020

By the end of this series of seven Border Force Officer training events, 49 ACG member brands will have spoken directly to Border Force Officers. At each event, seven different ACG brand members have provided updates and shared information to help officers detain counterfeit goods entering the country.

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Huge spike in fake ads

13 July 2020

SHOPPERS are being warned about fake clothes being sold via Facebook posts after a huge surge counterfeit items which are bought online. Last year, 31 per cent of shoppers unintentionally bought fake products online - up from 24 per cent in 2018, according to research by the ACG.

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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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