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The Anti-Counterfeiting Group hosts Second IP Roadshow in Cardiff

12 July 2023

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) held its second IP Roadshow at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on July 12. Over 30 brands and brand representatives exhibited their products, making the event a fruitful opportunity for attendees to learn and network.

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ACG Awards for Excellence 2023 winners’ announced

21 June 2023

The ACG Awards for Excellence 2023 winners were announced at the CTSI's Annual Conference on Wednesday, June 21, where attendees celebrated the officers and departments that had gone above and beyond in enforcement against criminal counterfeiting measures and the transnational networks involved in this increasingly dangerous form of organised crime.

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Enfield's Cut To Trading Standards Endangers Public and Encourages Criminality

13 June 2023

The Anti-Counterfeiting Group is deeply concerned by Enfield Council's decision to reduce its Trading Standards Service from four officers to just one. This exemplary department plays a crucial role with enhancing a safe and fair trading environment and protecting consumers and businesses from counterfeiters and other criminals.

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ACG’s Manchester IP Roadshow: A Step Towards Combating Counterfeiting

06 June 2023

Counterfeiting is a growing concern globally, with the counterfeit market estimated to be worth over $464 billion. To highlight this problem, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) organised an Intellectual Property (IP) Roadshow at Old Trafford in Manchester. The roadshow was aimed at knowledge building and awareness raising for enforcers and businesses engaged in the fight against fakes.

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World Anti-Counterfeiting Day: Highlighting the Soaring $464 Billion Global Trade in Fake Products

06 June 2023

Every year in June, ACG and partner organisations worldwide commemorate World Anti-Counterfeiting Day. It is a day to increase efforts to raise awareness and take greater action to tackle the global trade in fake products, which is now worth a staggering $464 billion USD.

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Two men jailed in £150m a year in complex fake designer clothing scam

06 June 2023

Two men have been sentenced to a combined total of 31 years in jail for one of the UK's largest-ever carousel tax frauds. Sock manufacturer Arif Patel and his co-accused, Mohamed Jaffar Ali, were involved in a fraudulent scheme claiming VAT repayments on false exports of textiles and mobile phones, and sold counterfeit clothes worth at least £50 million.

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Countercheck Wins INTA's Innovation Challenge Against Counterfeits

25 May 2023

Countercheck Emerges as the Best Performing Scale-Up Solution to Combat Counterfeit Products in INTA's Open Innovation Challenge.

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Launch of the Keith Williams Scholarship Fund for Law Enforcement Professionals

24 May 2023

The Keith Williams Scholarship Fund is pleased to offer law enforcement professionals a unique opportunity to enhance their skills through the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime and Illicit Trade (CIPCIT) distance learning course.

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Combatting Counterfeiting with Intelligence Initiatives

05 May 2023

Here at the ACG, we pride ourselves on our strategic partnerships and collaboration with the intelligence community to combat counterfeiting crime. Learn more about Matthew Knowles and his role as the ACG’s Intelligence and Strategic Initiatives Manage

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Celebrating Women and World IP Day

26 April 2023

Get ready to be inspired. It's World Intellectual Property Day, and the ACG is thrilled to celebrate the incredible contributions women inventors, designers, and creators have made throughout history.

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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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