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20.06.2017

The Crafts Council - Flourish

tl_files/2017/CraftsCouncil_black.jpgThe Crafts Council brings together leading industry experts at Flourish, a two-day creative business conference in London on 19 – 20 June 2017.

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12.06.2017

Design, IP and The Election

tl_files/2017/Design Week CP.jpgACID CEO Dids Macdonald commenting in Design Week on General election 2017 as design industry reacts to shock hung parliament result said, “As we all know, 96% of the creative industries wanted to remain and therefore being able to play a strong hand was essential especially for intellectual property rights and trade agreements. The UK’s designers have always had excellent trading relationships with the EU so it is imperative these are preserved whilst forging new international opportunities. We hope that in the hierarchy of priorities, the next Government will put the needs of the creative industries and IP intensive firms the top table."

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08.06.2017

ACID Update on Design Campaigning 2016/2017

tl_files/ACID-logos/ACID-Lobby.jpgABOUT ACID

Established in 1998, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) represents thousands of UK designers, mainly lone, micro and SME spanning 25 different sectors and is the leading campaigning voice for UK designers in respect of intellectual property awareness, enforcement and design law reform. ACID’s members have a collective turnover of approximately £6bn+.

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08.06.2017

Congratulations – A Record Seven Design Guild Mark Awards To ACID Members!

tl_files/2016/Design Guild Mark.jpgAt a recent Furniture Makers Design Guild Marks ceremony no less than five ACID members gained the coveted and prestigious Design Guild Mark awarded to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. The Award recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad. 

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06.06.2017

Young Professionals Industry Experience (YPIE) At The Furniture Makers

tl_files/2017/YPIE Day Photo 2017 CP.jpgLaunched in 2014 and principally sponsored by The January Furniture Show, the YPIE course brings together some of the best and brightest young talent in the furnishing industry to take part in an intensive three-week learning programme.

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18.05.2017

Conservative Manifesto and the Creative Industries

tl_files/2017/tory.jpgThe Conservatives have now published their long awaited manifesto, which can be read here

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17.05.2017

Fiesta Studios Ltd Halt Sale Of Infringing Goods Following Spring Fair

tl_files/2017/Fiesta Studio Logo.jpgAnti Copying in Design (ACID) members Fiesta Studios Limited, leading distributors of artistic giftware, have successfully resolved a copyright dispute arising from this year’s Spring Fair over the sale of infringing goods through ACID, assisted by their legal affiliate, McDaniel & Co.

 

 

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17.05.2017

Labour Manifesto And The Creative Industries

tl_files/2017/Labour Manifesto CP.jpgThe Labour Party has now launched its election manifesto, which you can read online here. In terms of relevance to the creative industries the manifesto makes the following key pledges. 

 

 

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15.05.2017

Last Week in Parliament

tl_files/2017/CP - Parliament Image 2017.jpgThe week started with the election of French President Emmanuel Macron, a pro-European who has previously dubbed Brexit “a crime”, leading to various political commentators to suggest his election could spell trouble for smooth Brexit negotiations in Brussels.  However, with plenty of other fish to fry domestically (the economy, national security, bridging divisions highlighted by the election), Brexit is likely to be low down on his list of priorities.  Macron is to be inaugurated on Sunday.  

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12.05.2017

Dr Tony Smart, MBE Installed As New Master Of The Furniture Makers Company

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The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is delighted to announce that Dr Tony Smart MBE has been installed as its 56th Master, succeeding Ben Burbidge.

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