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22.05.2015

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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21.05.2015

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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21.05.2015

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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18.05.2015

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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07.05.2015

ELECTION SPECIAL MAY 7TH #GE2015 - CALLING ALL MEMBERS! We need your support!

tl_files/2015/dids vid 150.jpgWith the help of some ACID members - Natures Purest, Talking Tables, Jane Means, Burgon and Ball, Caroline Gardner and Deakin and Francis, who, like you, care about protecting their intellectual property, ACID has produced a short video to raise awareness about why Design and IP matters!

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07.05.2015

Three arrested in counterfeit computer equipment operation

tl_files/2014/new PIPCU Logo.jpgDetectives from the Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) dismantled a criminal operation suspected of importing, exporting and selling counterfeit CISCO networking products.

 

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05.05.2015

Former Intellectual Property Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron joins MPLC

tl_files/2014/mike wetherley mp.jpgFormer British MP and Intellectual Property Rights Advisor to Prime Minister David Cameron, Mike Weatherley, has re-joined the Motion Picture Licensing Company (International), Ltd. (MPLC) as Vice Chairman, commencing on 1 May, and will join the MPLC parent company, Motion Picture licensing Company in Los Angeles as Executive Vice President and will be a Director of both companies. He will divide his time between the company offices in the US and the UK.

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29.04.2015

The challenges to the furniture industry presented by 3D Printing

tl_files/2015/Nick Koun 150.jpgEvery now and then a new technology emerges which has the potential to demolish existing ways of manufacturing or delivering product and of doing business generally; and in so doing trampling upon existing legal protection for creators and designers of product. Thirty years ago this was happening through the emergence of digital technology and its repercussions on analogue industries (think vinyl being replaced by CD), twenty years ago it was the arrival of the internet and the worldwide markets opened up to instantaneous delivery of perfect copies of content, and ten years ago the emergence of cross platform software that enabled smart phones and TVs to appear, transforming the mobile phone in your pocket into a small but incredibly powerful computer overnight.  

Up until now the furniture industry has been relatively unaffected by these digital developments but appearing on the horizon somewhere near you soon is a technology that could turn some sectors of the furnishing industries on their head and that is three dimensional printing (3D printing).

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28.04.2015

PIPCU announces over 10 million website diversions as industry marks World IP Day 2015

tl_files/2014/new PIPCU Logo.jpgThe Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has marked World Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2015, that took place Sunday 26 April by announcing it has diverted more than 10.3 million illegal music and film sites to an official police warning page since July last year.

 

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23.04.2015

IPAN 2015 THEME – “IP – A 2020 Vision”

tl_files/2015/FrancisGurry-Dhillon 150.jpgIn an introductory message to the 100 or so guests attending the IP Awareness Network’s (IPAN) annual London celebration of World IP Day, the Director General of the Geneva based, World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), Mr Francis Gurry (pictured left) said: Intellectual capital is the basis of wealth creation today. This has elevated the importance of intellectual property as intellectual property captures the competitive advantage conferred by innovation and investment in intangible capital.

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