The Gentlemen's Valet Company


tl_files/2017/Valet no.9 18 CP.jpgFind out how Gentleman's Valet Company utilises their ACID Membership Benefits to support their IP Rights!

When did you first start creating your products and designs? 

I started working on the valets at the start of 2011 and had the first three designs ready by the end of the year.
Did you have any knowledge of intellectual property at that time?
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Not in great detail, I was aware of copyright laws but most of my direct experience came from being a photographer in the 1980's-90's when photography associations were fighting magazine publishers to get the copyright law changed in favour of the photographer.
Which ACID Membership services have you used and how have you benefited from being a member?
I've used the ACID Copyright & Design Databank since a friend told me it had worked well for her. I feel I have some security, being able to prove when I brought out a finished design and ACID's legal experience is invaluable.
Have you brought anything new to the marketplace recently that you would like to share?
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I've just launched a new product, valet no.9, a valet stand for men and women.  
Towards the end of last year I brought out a bike rack called the Gentleman's Bike Valet.
What is best aspect of ACID Membership for your business?
I feel a certain amount of security in having my designs registered with ACID and it's good to know they have knowledge and experience of what can happen.
What advice would you offer to a New Designer? 
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Protect your ideas as best you can. Upsets like finding your ideas stolen and the legal battles that can follow can stop you coming up with your best work.

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