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15.02.2017

ACID Launches An Online Brand Enforcement Service

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Supported by the UK Government and the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU), Anti Copying in Design (ACID) forges ahead in its continuing fight against IP infringement with the launch of a cost effective brand enforcement service to help its members fight design theft online. 

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13.02.2017

Last Week In Parliament

tl_files/2017/CP - Parliament Image 2017.jpgThis week, Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow has voiced his opposition to President Trump addressing Parliament during a state visit.  The Speaker of the House should be impartial on political matters, and therefore his comments have been faced with a lot of criticism, both at home and in the US, where a US Congressman who said it was a “slap” to Trump’s Republican Party.

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13.02.2017

Original vs. Plagiarism - Negative Award 2017

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Globalisation, digital communication, the Internet and gullible (online) bargain-hunters are the major catalysts for the rampant spread of brand and product piracy. Yet, plagiarisms and counterfeits are neither a compliment to the original producer nor a trivial offence.

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10.02.2017

Furniture Makers’ Company makes final call for School Design Prize donors

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The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is making a final call for donors for its 2017 School Design Prize fundraising campaign.

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10.02.2017

ALLIANCE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IP CHAMPION AWARD 2017

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Across the UK there are individuals, businesses and organisations who work to promote and protect intellectual property (IP), enabling British innovation and creativity to thrive.

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06.02.2017

SHOULD EVERY BUSINESS HAVE AN IP AUDIT OR IP STRATEGY REVIEW?

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ACID’s Chief Legal Counsel Nick Kounoupias spoke to delegates in Manchester at a Creative Industry Federation and Alliance for Intellectual Property event recently about why he thinks this is important. 

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04.02.2017

Last Week In Parliament

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This week, we saw another mass protest against Donald Trump; this time on his Executive Order temporarily banning those of Islamic faith from entering the US from seven countries.  

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01.02.2017

The Furniture Makers’ Company launches new Apprentice Award

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The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is calling for entries for a new award that will recognise the efforts and career progression of apprentices working in the furnishing industry.

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30.01.2017

Political Update

tl_files/2016/Westminster CP.jpgHigh Court Case on Article 50

Much as expected, the Supreme Court this week upheld the High Court’s judgement that an Act of Parliament is needed to trigger Article 50 to leave the EU.  With a majority of 8 to 3, the Supreme Court accepted the respondents’ case that the triggering of the Article without Parliament’s approval would effect a fundamental change to UK law and withdraw rights from citizens.

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21.01.2017

Last Week In Parliament

tl_files/2016/LAST WEEK IN PARLIAMENT.jpgThis week, we saw Theresa May’s “Plan for Britain”. On Monday, the pound already had taken a battering with media speculation that The Prime Minister’s speech would imply a ‘hard Brexit’ – it dropped to 20% that of the value against the US Dollar since before the Referendum last June. 

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