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Social media: the new frontier for touting fakes?

20 June 2022

In this opinion piece, Rachel Jones, the CEO of SnapDragon Monitoring, looks at the rise of social media being used by scammers to target internet users.

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The majors’ defence of intellectual property rights is a key barrier to music/tech startups

20 June 2022

Strong tensions, they say, still exist between music and tech – due to the music industry’s business model of intellectual property capitalism, and the legacy effects of preceding waves of music tech platforms.

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Amazon, Cartier sue influencer accused of selling fakes

20 June 2022

Amazon has teamed up with fashion brand Cartier on a pair of lawsuits against an unnamed social media influencer who is accused of using their platform to sell counterfeit Cartier jewellery.

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Five Star Fakes: Fake online reviews cheating businesses and consumers

20 June 2022

When private businesses write their own reviews or buy fake customer reviews it’s more than just a frustration for consumers, it’s illegal.

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Retail ‘delighted’ at Oxford Street candy shop probe

20 June 2022

Retailers and property insiders have welcomed the news that Westminster City Council is investigating US-themed sweet shops on London's Oxford Street, and called for reforms of the business rates system.

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Young Greeks Admit Buying Counterfeit Goods, Pirating Content

19 June 2022

Stealing Internet signals and streaming services and buying counterfeit goods on the streets and elsewhere is so common in Greece that most people admit doing it, adding to the country’s notorious reputation for intellectual property theft, primarily among the young.

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Director General Congratulates Award Winners

17 June 2022

At the Chartered Trading Standards Institute annual conference, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group presented awards to UK enforcement officers and departments.

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Ex-shop keeper who sold counterfeit cigarettes jailed for six months

17 June 2022

The former owner of a convenience store has been jailed for six months for selling counterfeit cigarettes from the business over an 18-month period.

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Most UK shoppers care about apparel authenticity

17 June 2022

New research shows 78% of UK shoppers care about the authenticity of apparel and fashion items, with 59% noting transparency into how and where a product was made is key to their purchasing decisions.

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Meta ‘fails to act over dangerous goods’ on Facebook Marketplace, charity says

17 June 2022

Facebook’s parent company Meta stands accused of failing to act on warnings over dangerous and non-compliant electrical goods on Facebook Marketplace.

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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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