Discover how recent international strategies and political changes have raised new challenges in tackling IP crime.

Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG), is set to share how the ACG is responding to these new challenges.

We will uncover the practical effect of Brexit on customs matters both in the UK and in the EU. Looking in turn at what changes will be made to both processes and front-line action.

Join us this July and be sure you’re up to date on all the latest changes in this field.

Learning outcomes

  • Understand how changes in international strategy will affect your work.
  • Gain a greater understanding of how counterfeiting is threatening economies, industry and consumers.

This webinar supports skill set 2.7: anti-counterfeiting of the CITMA Advanced Competency Framework.

Meet your speaker:

Phil Lewis, Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group

Phil has been engaged in intellectual property enforcement since 2001 when he became the UK’s Senior Policy Advisor on Intellectual Property Crime. Phil was responsible for developing and leading on the UK’s first National IP Crime Strategy. He was also the UK IP enforcement representative at G8 level and chaired the United Nations Advisory Group (UNECE) on IP protection and enforcement. At the time Phil was also an adviser to the Interpol Action Group and led a number of European Commission IP Peer Review Teams, assessing IP infrastructures and enforcement capacities in China and a range of EU succession and candidate countries.

In 2008, Phil became Senior National Expert at the European Commission, where he authored the Commission’s strategy against counterfeiting and piracy. He was also responsible for conceiving and developing the EU Observatory on IP Infringements of IP Rights, which has become the pivotal European network of experts engaged in shaping more effective IP enforcement policies and strategies.

Since retiring from public service, at the end of 2014, Phil worked as Policy and Strategy Adviser to the UK Anti-Counterfeiting Group. He has also been a senior adviser on range of EU IP Enforcement Twinning projects, producing studies and key assessment reports on countries such as Serbia, Ukraine and Macedonia.

In 2014, Phil was awarded the Global Anti-Counterfeiting award for individual achievement and in 2018 he became the new Director General of the Anti-Counterfeiting Group


  • 12pm: Login available
  • 12.30pm: Presentation
  • 1.15pm: Q&A
  • 1.30pm: End


  • Member £0 (VAT exempt) 
  • Standard £30 (VAT exempt)

To note

  • Payment online via debit or credit card only; proforma invoices are not available.
  • Full terms and conditions apply.
  • Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 21st July 2021.