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At an IP Insurance conference held at the Association of Business Insurers and organised by the Intellectual Property Office held in London, Dids Macdonald, OBE, CEO of ACID (Anti Copying In Design) shared information about the IP insurance scheme that has been designed for designers as an additional benefit of membership.

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BIID (British Institute of Interior Design) honours ACID CEO Dids Macdonald with an Honourary Fellowship on its 50th anniversary

tl_files/2015/Dids b&w 150.jpgThe forthcoming British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) conference on Thursday 18 June will see ACID’s CEO Dids Macdonald honoured for her services to design through her work with Anti Copying in Design (ACID). Dids is also Second Assistant and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers.

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ACID CEO Awarded OBE in Birthday Honours

tl_files/2015/DidsMacdonald-IMG_1340.jpgDids Macdonald, CEO of Anti Copying in Design (ACID), has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Design Industry. 

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Design to Growth Case Study

tl_files/2015/DESIGN TO GROWTH christine 150.jpgAt the recent Design to Growth seminar in Newcastle this case study was provided by ACID member Christine McLoughlin of CVO Fire.

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From Design to Growth – Using Intellectual Property Effectively

tl_files/2015/DESIGN TO GROWTH TEAM 150.jpgAttended by delegates from Newcastle’s creative industries at the British Library’s Business & IP centre, Anti Copying in Design, The Intellectual Property Office and  McDaniel & Co shared their views on using IP as a positive tool to help creators achieve growth by using their IP effectively. IPO's Chris Smith kicked off with a whistle stop tour and lively talk through relevant rights and the wealth of IP tools now available from the IPO for all business IP Equip. A cracking case study was provided by ACID member Christine McLoughlin of CVO fires.  

L to R Aude Charillon British Library Newcastle, ACID member Christine McLoughlin of CVO fires, Dids Macdonald CEO of ACID, Niall Head-Rapson of McDaniel & Co and Chris Smith of the IPO

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tl_files/2015/DESIGN COUNCIL LOGO150.jpgThursday 18 June, 10am – 5pm, Birmingham City University. ACID is a member of the All Party Parliamentary Design & Innovation Group (APDIG) and, ACID members are entitled to an exclusive 50% discount – simply quote ‘ACID50’ when booking using Eventbrite

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ACID Members HALO – IP enforcement action in China

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The first few months of 2015 have been successful in China on the IP front for the Halo Group (including Halo Creative & Design Limited, Halo Trademarks Limited, Halo Furnishings Limited and Halo International Holdings Limited, together “Halo”).  

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A hat trick for ACID Members in prestigious Design Guild Marks

tl_files/2014/furniture makers logo.jpgThe Furniture Makers’ Company announces the Design Guild Mark 2015 Awards for British excellence in design - The Design Guild Mark Awards, now in their eighth year, have been announced for a total of 21 award recipients, three of which were awarded to ACID members Pengelly Design, Yard Sale Project and Channels who scooped up two! 

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Two arrested as part of PIPCU's 'Wake up - don't fake up!' campaign

tl_files/2014/new PIPCU Logo.jpgDetectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have arrested two people on suspicion of selling fake hair perfume and straighteners online.

This operation follows the launch of the unit’s “Wake up – don’t fake up!” campaign which started on Monday and highlights the dangers of buying and using counterfeit goods such as make-up, perfume, electrical hair stylers and sun-cream.

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PIPCU urges the public to 'Wake up - don't fake up!'

tl_files/2015/make up pipcu.jpgThe Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) have launched an awareness campaign warning consumers of the risks posed by fake beauty products.

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