ACID Newsdesk

Latest news and updates on everything ACID

10.07.2017

MARK WILKINSON OBE 1950-2017

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It is with deep sadness we announce the untimely passing of the wonderful Mark Wilkinson, OBE – inspirational founder of Smallbone and, subsequently, Mark Wilkinson Furniture and a much loved and iconic figure in the world of furniture design.

 

 

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10.07.2017

Stream Ripping of Music increases by 141%

tl_files/2017/PRS Logo.pngStream-ripping takes over as the most aggressive form of music piracy increasing by 141%

PRS for Music and Intellectual Property Office research finds stream-ripping now overshadows all other methods of illegal music piracy.

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05.07.2017

BRITISH IP DAY © THE FUTURE!

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03.07.2017

The Lawyer Awards 2017

tl_files/2017/New Logo with Company Name (800x565) CP.jpgACID Legal Affiliate Virtuoso Legal have been placed 2nd for IP Team of the Year at The Lawyer Awards 2017.

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20.06.2017

The Crafts Council - Flourish

tl_files/2017/CraftsCouncil_black.jpgThe Crafts Council brings together leading industry experts at Flourish, a two-day creative business conference in London on 19 – 20 June 2017.

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12.06.2017

Design, IP and The Election

tl_files/2017/Design Week CP.jpgACID CEO Dids Macdonald commenting in Design Week on General election 2017 as design industry reacts to shock hung parliament result said, “As we all know, 96% of the creative industries wanted to remain and therefore being able to play a strong hand was essential especially for intellectual property rights and trade agreements. The UK’s designers have always had excellent trading relationships with the EU so it is imperative these are preserved whilst forging new international opportunities. We hope that in the hierarchy of priorities, the next Government will put the needs of the creative industries and IP intensive firms the top table."

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08.06.2017

ACID Update on Design Campaigning 2016/2017

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Established in 1998, Anti Copying in Design (ACID) represents thousands of UK designers, mainly lone, micro and SME spanning 25 different sectors and is the leading campaigning voice for UK designers in respect of intellectual property awareness, enforcement and design law reform. ACID’s members have a collective turnover of approximately £6bn+.

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08.06.2017

Congratulations – A Record Seven Design Guild Mark Awards To ACID Members!

tl_files/2016/Design Guild Mark.jpgAt a recent Furniture Makers Design Guild Marks ceremony no less than five ACID members gained the coveted and prestigious Design Guild Mark awarded to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation. The Award recognises the highest standards in the design of furniture for volume production, by the finest designers working in Britain, or British designers working abroad. 

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06.06.2017

Young Professionals Industry Experience (YPIE) At The Furniture Makers

tl_files/2017/YPIE Day Photo 2017 CP.jpgLaunched in 2014 and principally sponsored by The January Furniture Show, the YPIE course brings together some of the best and brightest young talent in the furnishing industry to take part in an intensive three-week learning programme.

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