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Our goals and beliefs

Our aims – As an association with a strong international membership, we:

  • Play a lead in prompting and driving national, European and international partnerships, collaboration and co-ordination in Intellectual Property enforcement
  • Strengthen multi-agency cross-border co-operation and strategic working with partner organisations, in the UK and overseas
  • Assist in the development of national EU and international policies, strategies and tactics, aimed at combating counterfeiting
  • Improve awareness of the growing threat from counterfeiting to Intellectual Property (IP), business, consumers, local, national, EU and international economies through widespread media channels
  • Raise timely and authoritative understanding about members' positions and concerns in relation to policy, strategy, regulation and enforcement, including resource issues
  • Participate in industry-wide initiatives to raise greater public perception about the value of intellectual property (IP) and the harm caused by IP crime, to the UK, EU and third countries
  • Encourage and drive more effective use of conventional and alternative laws, including confiscation proceedings against counterfeiters under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA), Premises Closure Orders, civil prosecutions etc.
  • Build members' and wider stakeholders' understanding about the use and development of intelligence-sharing and cross border collaborative actions
  • Further develop knowledge and training about counterfeiting and IP enforcement through Roadshows, Border Force and Brand protection training
  • Help to raise knowledge and awareness by supporting, promoting and contributing to UK, EU and international consultations, working groups, conferences, seminars, lectures, symposia, trade fairs and exhibitions
  • Drive effective and responsive working groups and forums to ensure members can discuss matters of common interest
  • Continue to develop wide-ranging and varied services to members, including roundtables with key intermediaries, partners and stakeholders in the Intellectual Property (IP) supply chain


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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