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24.08.2016

Design’s role in Brand Promotion and IP Commercialisation

tl_files/2016/Presentation Beijingcp.jpgDids Macdonald was delighted to be taking part in the Renmin University and British Embassy joint project entitled “Trade marks, brands and economic growth” alongside the UK-China Ministerial IP Visit 2016. Dids' speech in Beijing accompanies the presentation here.

 

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24.08.2016

CHINA - BRITAIN BUSINESS COUNCIL

tl_files/2016/CHINA MOU signing CP.jpgGround-breaking agreement, witnessed by UK Minister of State for Energy and Intellectual Property, Baroness Neville-Rolfe, will help UK business in China Shenzhen, Tuesday, 23 August 2016

 

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24.08.2016

ACID JOINS UK DELEGATION TO CHINA

tl_files/2016/CHINA 24082016 Group Photo CP.jpgBaroness Neville-Rolfe, the UK’s Minister of State for Business, Energy and Intellectual Property heads up an impressive week of events including high level bilateral meetings, policy exchanges and external stakeholder events. 2016 marks the 20th year of UK IPO cooperation with China’s State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO).

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11.08.2016

ACID MEMBER AND COUTURIER SANDRA MURRAY, MBE., FEATURED IN TV DOCUMENTARY

tl_files/2016/Sandra Murray Nanjing - Image 7 CP.jpgWeaving Scotland and China Together - “The Scottish Brocade” charts the production of bespoke garment in Nanjing and the Scottish highlands.

Nanjing, Jiangsu, China: A TV entitled “The Scottish Brocade” documentary was released today, ten months after the start of the project that aims to help preserve the ancient intangible cultural heritage that is Nanjing brocade. 

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08.08.2016

NEW TOTSEAT APP INITIATIVE ATTRACTS APPROVAL FROM SEBASTIAN CONRAN

tl_files/2016/Totseat and Sebastian CP.jpgOne of the world’s leading designers, ACID Ambassador Sebastian Conran, has endorsed an initiative between two innovative Scottish businesses as they pilot a new sales app in John Lewis stores, amongst others, this summer. 

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02.08.2016

IP AND BREXIT

tl_files/2016/IPO 02.08.2016 CP.jpgThere has been much speculation on the future of many intellectual property laws following the recent Referendum outcome. This guide looks to offer factual information on the future of many international IP agreements that UK rights holders and business can make use of.

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28.07.2016

UNAUTHORISED SALE OF ICONIC REPLICAS AGAINST THE LAW!

tl_files/2016/BBCbreakfast2 CP.jpgAnnounced today the unauthorised sale of iconic replicas or fake designs will be against the law. Fakes are never in fashion!

 

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25.07.2016

YPIE Prepares Future Leaders for Greatness

tl_files/2016/FurnitureMakers-2016_07_21-013_9387 CP.jpg

Six young professionals who have completed The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Young Professional Industry Experience (YPIE) course gave a presentation last week to 45 top industry experts outlining the challenges they perceive the furnishing industry is facing.

 

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25.07.2016

Last Week In Parliament

tl_files/2016/Westminster CP.jpgIt was Theresa May’s first PMQs this week and her performance went down very well indeed. As you would expect she clashed with Corbyn, referring to him as an “unscrupulous boss” and she suggested Labour frontbenchers had to "double their workload" while he "exploits the rules to further his own career". She received roaring applause from her own party during the performance and the papers have been quick to highlight the similarities between May and Mrs Thatcher. John Pienaar, BBC deputy political correspondent, commented that “there were one or two notes that echoed of Margaret Thatcher back in the day - she was much more fluent than Margaret Thatcher was at the beginning of her premiership."

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