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0 19.12.2014

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY FOR TRUNKI!

tl_files/2014/Trunki Image.jpgAN ACID FIRST! TRUNKI DESIGN CASE GRANTED LEAVE TO APPEAL BY SUPREME COURT

In May ACID wrote to the Supreme Court to seek permission for ACID member Trunki (Magmatic) to appeal the Court of Appeal Order of 10 April. Last week Leave to Appeal was granted. This is a first for an ACID member, to be granted Leave to Appeal a case which was overturned in the Court of Appeal. Supreme Court hearings last for an average of two days and are usually held before a panel of five Supreme Court Justices (though sometimes seven or nine).

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0 17.12.2014

ACID’S CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL BECOMES A LIVERYMAN

tl_files/2014/nick and mora 150.jpgCongratulations to ACID’s Chief Legal Counsel Nick Kounoupias of DMH Stallard who was installed as a Liveryman by the Master (Paul von der Heyde) of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers at a ceremony attended by Court members.  The Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers is the furnishings industry charity and was founded as a guild in 1951 and granted Livery status in 1963, becoming the 83rd Livery Company of the City of London and only the sixth to be formed since the reign of Queen Anne ended in 1714.

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0 10.12.2014

City of London Police crackdown on Christmas counterfeiters

tl_files/2014/150 COUNTERFEIT.jpgDetectives from the City of London Police’s dedicated IP crime unit (PIPCU) arrested three people in morning raids and seized more than 1,500 suspected fake goods yesterday (9 Dec 2014) as part of a crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold online in the lead up to Christmas.

Yesterday’s operations form part of the force’s current ‘12 online Frauds of Christmas’ campaign which has been rolled out across the country to protect millions of people from falling victim to cyber-fraudsters.

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0 08.12.2014

TRIBAL WARFARE: JOHN KALDOR FABRICMAKER V. LEE ANN FASHIONS

tl_files/2014/JK FABRIC vs LA FABRIC 150.jpgOn 21 November 2014 IP Judge Hacon found that neither copyright nor design right infringement had been shown in the above case between the John Kaldor and Lee Ann Fashions, both fashion design houses that design, manufacture and sell fashion fabrics.

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0 05.12.2014

ACID MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO GUIDE THE NEXT GENERATION OF DESIGNERS – would you like to help?

tl_files/2014/design 150.jpgACID works in close cooperation with The Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the official government body responsible for Intellectual Property (IP) rights in the UK. The IPO need the help of ACID members to develop an online training tool to improve student and academic awareness of IP. 

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