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What we do

The ACG is recognised as one of the most active and highly respected international organisations in the fight against counterfeiting.

We work with UK, European and international Governments and enforcement bodies, to provide a collaborative and effective response to counterfeiting.

Political outreach and lobbying:
We play a key role in advising European, national and local government agencies. We actively engage at a variety of levels including ministers, policy makers and officials to influence the development of strategies, plans and legislation aimed at improving Intellectual property protection and enforcement. In this our policy recommendations are always made on the basis of sound research evidence and experience.

Intelligence sharing:
We act as a trusted conduit of information and intelligence sharing between the brands and enforcement partners. This has enabled us to coordinate effective multi-agency raid actions, which often involve EU and International partners in the use of alternative procedures and legislation.

Intelligence coordination:
By collecting, developing and sharing intelligence we also help enforcement to make informed decisions to combat counterfeiting. Our ACG Intelligence Co-ordinator also supports members to help grow our overall evidence base and raise profile with law enforcement.

Improving engagement and networking:
Throughout the year we generate opportunities for brand protection professionals, trading standards, border force and law enforcement officers to engage and network at intellectual property conferences, seminars, training days and meetings. As many of our members’ headquarters are located within the EU our events have a combined national and cross border focus.

Increasing awareness and understanding:
Working with UK, EU and international bodies we promote wider public awareness and understanding of the dangers of organised criminal involvement in counterfeiting and the ultimate effect on UK, EU and international economies and societies.

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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