Premier League hosts Football Against Fakes conference

04 Sep 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

The Premier League is holding its sixth annual Football Against Fakes event at the Emirates Stadium, aimed at minimising the prevalence of counterfeit products across the competition. including successful strategies for reducing the sale of counterfeit products online.

The anti-counterfeiting conference is being held in London and will see representatives from Arsenal and Watford as well as police services from Ireland and the USA speaking about the successful strategies for reducing the sale of counterfeit products online.

Over the course of the last year, the league says its anti-counterfeiting programme seized 160,000 fake products worth over £5m.

“We have made huge developments in tackling counterfeiting in football since creating our programme," a Premier League statement read.  "Working together with the clubs, our partners and law enforcement, we are committed to reducing the sale and distribution of counterfeit products around the world, and Football Against Fakes is an important part of that.”

The conference will also announce the winners of the Premier League Enforcement Authority of the Year Awards to recognise the efforts of national and international bodies working in the space.