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Latest news and updates on everything ACID


Digital Economy Bill - LATEST!

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The DEB returned to the floor of the House of Commons last night for the Report Stage and Third Reading.


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ACID IP Essay Success for Herman Miller’s Emily Dwyer

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An alumnus of The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Young Professional Industry Experience (YPIE) has won an essay competition organised by intellectual property lobby group Anti Copying in Design (ACID).

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Political Update

tl_files/2016/Westminster CP.jpgThe unexpected happened this week and we now know who will be the next American president. Regardless of everything, the polling companies need to hang their heads in shame. 

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3D Printing Seminar

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3D PRINTING Exploring the Opportunities, Identifying the IP Challenges - an interactive panel discussion and debate with expert speakers with the aim of creating a position paper to present to Government as thought leaders to influence future policy

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Working with the CEO, Operations Director and ACID membership team, the ACID BDO will provide expertise and support to enable the development and delivery of new and existing benefits and services to improve retention, expand membership and identify and engage new sectors for potential membership. Key to the role will be to develop a commercial strategy to identify new membership benefits for further business expansion.

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DesignEuropa Awards finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award winner announced

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The DesignEuropa Awards finalists in the Industry and Small and Emerging Companies categories are revealed today, along with the winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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IP - Last Week in Parliament

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This week saw the final green light from the Government for Heathrow’s expansion and the subsequent resignation of Zac Goldsmith MP, a la David Davis MP over civil liberties in 2008.  As then, the Conservative Party didn’t contest the seat but this time the Lib Dems will be fighting very hard to win.  The Lib Dems used the Witney By-Election as a training ground for activists who will now move to Richmond, so expect a ground war and a very uncertain result.

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Political Update October 2016

tl_files/2016/Westminster CP.jpgIt was an especially feisty week in politics, the big story being whether all the child refugees coming over from Calais are actually children. Tory MP David Davies (as opposed to David Davis) caused controversy when he argued that those refugees coming over should be subject to a dental examination to help determine their age. This suggestion was promptly shot down by the Home Office. 


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CBBC-Alibaba IP Roundtable

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CBBC led a team of 12 delegates to Hangzhou, where topics in retail and merchandising industries were brought by leading British brands including Burberry, Unilever, Dyson, Glenmorange & Ardbeg, Universal Pictures Int. (UK), and Entertainment One. The British Embassy also attended.

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Godfrey Syrett named 2016 Sustainability Award Winner

tl_files/2016/Godfrey Syrett cp.jpgThe Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, is delighted to announce North East manufacturer Godfrey Syrett as winner of the 2016 Sustainability Award.


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