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27.07.2015

Get involved in “Ideas Powered” and have a say on Intellectual property

tl_files/2015/ideas thumbs up 150.jpgThe first EU-wide interactive website dedicated to young people and Intellectual Property is launched today.

The Ideas Powered site (www.ideaspowered.eu) is supported by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s largest intellectual property agency, acting through the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights.

The site brings together contributions from young designers, composers, entrepreneurs and artists from all across the EU to show how IP underpins and supports innovation and creativity. Ideas Powered website also includes a video competition which invites young people to submit their views on how Intellectual Property matters to them.

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20.07.2015

BIS: NEW MEASURES TO HELP DESIGNERS PROTECT THEIR RIGHTS

tl_files/2015/BIID PICCY 150.jpgUK designers will no longer have to include a design number on products to be confident they can recover damages for infringement under new proposals announced today.

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08.07.2015

ACID Member Trunki CEO Rob Law awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering

Congratulations to Rob Law MBE, inventor of the Trunki case and CEO of ACID Member Trunki on the award of his honorary degree of Doctor of Engineering from Bath University.

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02.07.2015

ACID PRESENTS AT IPO INSURANCE CONFERENCE

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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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16.06.2015

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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12.06.2015

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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08.06.2015

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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05.06.2015

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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29.05.2015

JOIN THE DESIGN COUNCIL’S Leading Business by Design Summit AND RECEIVE A 50% DISCOUNT!

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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