Who we are & what we do ?

At ACGP we have a strict policy of working only with the Innovative Pakistanis. We believe that the days of Pakistan suffering from counterfeiting goods are near extinction and we do everything from our part to protect our clients intellectual property rights.

The ACG is recognised as one of the most active and highly respected organisations in the fight against counterfeiting.
We work with Government and enforcement bodies to provide an effective response to counterfeiting.

Political outreach and lobbying:
We play a key role in advising national and local government, actively engaging with ministers, their advisors and civil servants, to influence policy development and set out policy solutions to improve protection and enforcement. Our policy recommendations are backed by 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 and help in the use of alternative procedures and legislation.

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.

Increasing awareness and understanding:
Working with other agencies we promote wider public awareness and understanding of the dangers and cost of counterfeiting to society and the economy, and of the ultimate link to organised crime and terrorism.

Intelligence coordination:
By collecting, developing and sharing intelligence the right decisions to combat counterfeiting will be made. The ACG Intelligence Co-ordinator supports members in raising their profile with law enforcement and growing our evidence base.

What is Counterfeiting and why it Matters?

Counterfeit means to imitate something. Counterfeit products are fake replicas of original products, .Expensive and desirable brands are most common and frequent targets of counterfeiting. Most of counterfeit products are not only created with low quality elements but also have toxins which can cause serious problems to consumers. In past years counterfeiting of consumer goods has became a global problem. Counterfeit products affect both consumer and company, the total loss caused by counterfeit products around the world is about $600 Billion.

Social – Economic Impact of Counterfeits

Today industry around the world loses large amounts to counterfeiters. These losses not only affect the Companies of original products but they also cost them socially. Counterfeited Products affects both Producer and Consumer. Consumers receive poor quality items at very high cost and sometimes they exposed to health and safety dangers. Governments lose on unpaid tax and incs large costs in enforcing intellectual property rights.

Today more than 5 percent of world trade is counterfeit products. Counterfeit Products also has many effects on social and economical problems such as .
  1. Poor quality items at very high costs.
  2. The quality of products are not very good and they are not very safe to use and sometimes can cause serious health problems.
  3. Public revenues are affected by unpaid taxes and duties
  4. IPR infringing activities are often carried out by criminal organizations using the profits to finance other illegal activities, thus threatening public security.

Our Goals And Beliefs ?

Our Mission:
We represent the voice of business in shaping an effective deterrent to counterfeiting in the UK. We will help steer effective policy; promote evidence based actions; empower multi-agency partnerships; and strengthen national and international collaboration.

Our Values:
We put our members at the heart of everything we do and we work together as one team, to deliver the ACG mission.

Our Aims:
We aim to protect business, consumers and society by developing a range of inclusive, balanced and effective initiatives and activities to combat counterfeiting.

Our Strategic Themes:
We will focus on themes that will be central to our actions: political outreach and lobbying; intelligence sharing; improving engagement and networking; and increasing awareness and understanding.

Our Goals:
How we achieve our aims is defined by our goals. Everyone in the ACG has a part to play in delivering on these goals.

  1. Build greater understanding and awareness of the criminal, economic and public harm associated with counterfeiting.
  2. Create an environment to change opinions and stimulate greater respect for intellectual property rights.
  3. Encourage more effective government policy and the allocation of enforcement resources.
  4. Build and support constructive partnerships, collaboration and joint actions between business and law enforcement.
  5. Provide customised, multi-agency training for those engaged in combating counterfeiting.
  6. Create an environment to change opinions and stimulate greater respect for intellectual property rights.

Our Strategy

We aim to ensure that ACG continues to be the leading voice of business, in shaping more effective deterrents to counterfeiting.

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We'll do everything to make a safe and counterfeit Free Pakistan