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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25 May 2023
Countercheck Emerges as the Best Performing Scale-Up Solution to Combat Counterfeit Products in INTA's Open Innovation Challenge.
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.
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
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.