The ACG's groups and committees have evolved over the years in response to changes in law and practice, and to reflect new challenges:
Chair: Ruth Hoy, DLA Piper (London)
Other ACG meetings are open to Associates and this Group meets ad hoc when there are specific legal issues to discuss and resolve. Individual Associates also contribute greatly to initiatives of other ACG Groups and Committees on legal matters e.g. several Associates regularly assist with legal research and with drafting ACG submissions in government consultations (OFT, Enterprise Act)
The Consumer Brands Group currently has working groups to focus specifically on the issues related to: online counterfeiting; physical counterfeiting; and policy.
Chair: Chloe Long, Michael Kors
Vice-Chair: Danielle Prince, Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc
Chair: Susanne Hasselmann
Chair: Richard Heath, Richard Heath (IP) Associates
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.