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0 18.07.2014

ALL CHANGE FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY – NEW MINISTER TAKES ON THE MANTLE

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The Department of Business Innovation & Skills announced yesterday that Lord Younger will be replaced as IP Minister by Baroness Neville-Rolfe, DBE. Recently ennobled in 2013, Baroness Neville-Rolfe has a strong commercial background and influential links with Brussels as President of Euro Commerce.

 

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0 09.07.2014

PIPCU welcomes Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport to the unit

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) welcomed Helen Goodman MP, the Shadow Minister for Culture, Media and Sport, to their offices on the 8th July 2014, to share with her the unit’s latest work and activity.

Helen Goodman MP was met by Commander Steve Head, National Police Economic Crime Coordinator, and the Head of PIPCU at the City of London Police’s Economic Crime Directorate.

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0 08.07.2014

THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ACT – DESIGNERS, ARE YOU AWARE OF CHANGES AFOOT FOR OCTOBER 2014?

Design and IP law is complex and can be confusing, even for IP specialists. The IP Act, which received Queen’s Assent on 14 May 2014, inches some way forward in much needed reform; most notably, in criminal provisions for intentional registered design infringement. So what does it all mean and how will the changes affect designers, strengthen or reduce design protection and improve enforcement? The IPO say that the new Act will come into force from October 2014, with all measures implemented by late 2015.

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0 24.06.2014

© THE FUTURE! BRITAINS NEW DESIGN TALENT REVEALED

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After an exciting 2 weeks at New Designers  Britain’s newest, emerging talent was revealed. Over 28 years the Business Design Centre in Islington has been the hotbed of career launches for thousands of design graduates who want to influence prospective employers, buyers, galleries, studios and public visitors. With the launch of the Design Council, Future Pioneers platform for New Designers in Part 2, these are exciting times for British designers, many of whom create the trends of tomorrow.

But, exposure of new designs sometimes leaves new graduates open to copying. Surprisingly, the intellectual capital created by tomorrow’s design champions are not formalised by many design colleges in widespread IP intellectual property education. Often the excitement of showcasing new and original ideas can leave designers vulnerable. Why is this? Inevitably only good designs are copied and any design exhibition can be an inspirational supermarket for copyists, if you don’t have a design protection scheme in place

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0 13.06.2014

First Women Awards 2014

Huge congratulations to Dids Macdonald, CEO of ACID for being nominated for the First Women Awards 2014. The nomination in the Business Services category demonstrates Dids’ unwavering contribution to the design sector. 

The First Women Awards is the UK’s premium awards programme that focused on the senior-level business women and professionals. The awards are hosted by CBI and Real Business, in association with Lloyds Banking Group. The night was a glittering and inspiring event. 

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