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23.05.2016

Intellectual Property – Last week in Parliament

tl_files/2014/Houses-of-Parliament.jpgPolitical Update

The Queen’s speech at the State Opening of Parliament has dominated the news this week. The address which set out the government’s planned laws included the biggest shake up of the prison system since ‘Victorian times’, plans to promote the use of driverless car, the ‘sugar tax’ on fizzy drinks and proposals to spread the use of drones by businesses and individuals. The bill was met with fierce criticism by both ends of the political spectrum. Leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn was unsatisfied with the new legislation set to be introduced, labelling the government a "driverless car heading in the wrong direction". While Iain Duncan Smith waded into the ‘Tory Civil War’ arguing the government’s plans had been watered down by Cameron in order to achieve a victory in the upcoming referendum. IDS claimed that more controversial aspects of the government’s policies such as the ‘British Bill of Rights’ and the Sovereignty Bill were downplayed or missing so not to put off floating voters. Cameron has dismissed such claims arguing that the speech outlined ‘radical’ and ‘bold’ social reform reflective of One Nation Conservatism.

 

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20.05.2016

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FEDERATION EU POLL SHOWS MORE THAN 96% SUPPORT REMAIN IN EU

tl_files/2016/CREATIVE INDUSTRIES FED.PNGThe Creative Industries Federation of which Anti Copying in Design is a member, launched the results of our EU survey. The poll showed more than 96% support for Remain among their members, with barely 4% in favour of Leave*.

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19.05.2016

British IP Day - IP Champion Award

tl_files/2016/DESIGN BRITAIN.jpgJOIN CREATORS AND BUSINESSES FROM ACROSS THE UK ON TUESDAY 5TH JULY 2016

Tuesday 5th July 2016 will mark the first British IP Day, celebrating the huge contribution that Intellectual Property (IP) makes to the UK. There are two easy ways to get involved and make your voice heard by the people that can change policy.

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18.05.2016

William Knight, CDW Show Director to announce Design Guild Mark Awards at the Goldsmiths’ Centre 26th May 2016

tl_files/2016/william knight.jpgWilliam Knight, show director of Clerkenwell Design Week will officially announce and present the Design Guild Mark Awards at the Goldsmiths’ Centre on the 26th May.

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18.05.2016

THE QUEEN’s SPEECH – Good news for IP!

tl_files/2016/the queen.jpgQueen’s Speech to remind the country that the Government is doing something apart from fight amongst itself over the EU Referendum! 

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16.05.2016

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY - LAST WEEK IN PARLIAMENT

tl_files/2014/Houses-of-Parliament.jpgIP Questions in the House of Commons

The Earl Of Clancarty: Have the IPO carried out research to ascertain the degree of awareness of small businesses about intellectual property rights?

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13.05.2016

GRAB AN IP HEALTH CHECK - BRIFFA AND ACID AT CLERKENWELL DESIGN WEEK

tl_files/2016/IP HEALTH CHECK 200.jpgIntellectual Property lawyers from Briffa, in association with ACID (Anti Copying in Design), will be at Clerkenwell Design Week for the first time on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th May to host free legal advice clinics and seminars. With decades of legal experience in the creative and design industries ACID legal affiliates Briffa will be available to give advice on protecting, developing and exploiting designs, brands and copyright. 

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13.05.2016

ACID MEMBER SIMON PENGELLY’S UNNIA DESIGNS RECOGNISED BY TWO MAJOR AWARDS

tl_files/2016/s7i10 150.jpgThe Mansion House, the official residence of the Lord Mayor of London, was the stunning setting where The John Makepeace Prize winner was announced as ACID member Simon Pengellyfor the Pedestal Chair from the UNNIA range. Not only did Simon receive this prestigious award, he was also named as the winner of the The Jonathan Hindle Prize. This prize is awarded for the best out this year’s entrants for the Furniture Makers’ Design Guild Mark.

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09.05.2016

ROYAL ASSENT FOR ENTERPRISE ACT

tl_files/2016/BIS Image.jpgAccording to the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, The UK’s 5.4 million businesses are set to benefit as the Enterprise Bill received Royal Assent on 4 May 2016 and becomes the Enterprise Act. 

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22.04.2016

26 April 2016 - ACID SALUTES UK DESIGNERS ON WORLD IP DAY

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We salute Design's incredible success story for the UK. What other sector has grown 34% in the last five years? So it’s hats off to you for your massive contribution to the UK economy. We have one, simple message to Government in support of design originality and IP protection;

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