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Being a member

ACG members are UK and international manufacturers, distributors and retailers; lawyers; trademark agents; and brand protection specialists.

We represent over 3,000 brands across industry sectors, in more than 30 countries. 


Members range from brand owners, specialist lawyers, trademark agents and other professionals to product security companies.

Impartiality is one of ACG’s core values and as such we do not endorse or promote any Full, Brand Protection Group or Associate member over another with regards to their products and services.

Full members are manufacturers, distributors and retailers.

Associate members are law firms, barristers' chambers, trademark attorneys and patent agents.

Brand Protection Group (BPG) members are product security specialists, investigators and technology providers.

Correspondent members are additional named individuals, subsidiaries or parent/partner companies.

Benefits of membership

  • Access to ACG's dedicated Intelligence and Strategic Initiatives Manager to help raise awareness of your counterfeiting issues with law enforcement
  • Direct input to UK & EU lobbying, policy development and public communications
  • Members' interests promoted via ACG's profile and influence with government, law enforcement, the media and other IP protection interests worldwide
  • Special seminars on enforcement issues, free to members e.g. Internet, working with law enforcement, updates on law and practice
  • Council, and special interest groups for information sharing, advice and action
  • A secure login to a dedicated members area on the ACG website
  • Email communications for instant news about relevant legislation, enforcement issues and international developments
  • Regular e-newsletters and reports with latest news round-ups, targeted to areas of interest for members
  • Networking at ACG events to meet like-minded professionals to share ideas, learn best practice and build strong relationships
  • Enforcement liaison: nationwide Intellectual Property Roadshows, Border Force training, Roundtables, webinars and internal meetings
  • Global links to industry groupings and other anti–counterfeiting organisations
  • Advice and support from experienced ACG experts on counterfeit issues
  • ACG D-G representation on the Observatory Expert Groups’ Screening Committee

List of current ACG Members

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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