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0 26.11.2014

PLANT THEATRE – FUNKY VEG KIT LOOK ALIKES THWARTED ONLINE

tl_files/news/Dec-Jan/Niall Head-Rapson.jpgFaced with two people selling copies of their “Funky Veg” kit online, the family run Plant Theatre company wanted to take immediate legal action so contacted Niall Head-Rapson of ACID Legal Affiliates McDaniels & Co team.  Niall said, “We have got a proactive and consistent approach to this sort of online problem so contacted Amazon and the products have been withdrawn from sale, so a good result."

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0 25.11.2014

Prime Minister David Cameron puts his full weight behind IP education

tl_files/2014/mike wetherley mp.jpgFollowing the publication of his IP education report, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, has received full support and endorsement from his colleague, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, for his contribution on this important subject.

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0 25.11.2014

PIPCU arrests two in Expendables 3 movie leak investigation

tl_files/2014/new PIPCU Logo.jpgThe Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has today (25 November 2014) arrested two men on suspicion of leaking action movie The Expendables 3 online before its official release date.

 

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0 20.11.2014

DESIGN COUNCIL SPARK – calling all ACID member product designers!

tl_files/2014/DC SPARK LOGO LOCKUP-02.jpgToday the Design Council Spark launches a new kind of product innovation fund to uncover the UK's next great inventions. So, apply now for a chance to win a place on our 20 week bespoke support program, as well as up to £65k investment to help bring your physical product prototype or idea to market. 

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0 18.11.2014

Design out IP Crime

tl_files/2014/DoNotDuplicate.jpgGuidelines for SME’s in co-operation with ACID’s official partners the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) 

The recent IP Act which will strengthen the rights of designers was given Royal Assent and became law on October 1st 2014, so make sure you know what the law states. For example, intentionally infringing a registered UK or EU design now has criminal provisions and individual company directors are also liable.

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