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Premier League Clubs Gather To Tackle Counterfeiters

Mon 25th Sep 2017 | Legal

Premier League clubs gathered at the Etihad Stadium last week to highlight the significant anti-counterfeiting programme now run across the League.

The Premier League Anti-Counterfeiting Programme (ACP) has been in place for 10 years and yesterday’s event saw club lawyers and commercial executives join enforcement officials and brand representatives from across the country to highlight best practice, share intelligence and discuss new ways to target counterfeiters.

As the popularity of Premier League clubs and their star players has increased so has the incentive for counterfeiting. Last season the Premier League’s ACP led to goods worth £3.4m being seized and clubs focussed more on tackling the manufacturers and suppliers of fake goods internationally.

At the Premier League organised Football Against Fakes event the clubs’ increasingly global approach to anti-counterfeiting was highlighted.

Last season seizures were made in 35 countries, including a focus on factories in China where multiple raids led to 38,000 goods worth £800,000 being taken by the authorities.

Despite this new global approach, counterfeiters in the UK remain a key target of the clubs’ efforts.

Last season there was increasing evidence of counterfeit kit that so closely resembled legitimate replicas that many fans may not realise they are being ripped off.

Several examples of fake merchandise were on display at the Football Against Fakes event to help inform officials and clubs.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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