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Government publishes the latest 2020/2021 IP Crime Report

The IP Crime Report 2020-2021, including reports from ACID members which states 91% of design theft was blatant and deliberate, and 8.7m estimated loss over 5 years.

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MP’s Respond to the UK Government’s Enforcement Strategy Review

The Governments response to the Enforcement Consultation which had detailed messages and case studies from ACID members.

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Government Responds to the Intellectual Property Enforcement Consultation

The Governments response to the Enforcement Consultation which had detailed messages and case studies from ACID members.

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Creative Industries and Social Media firms agree new anti-piracy measures in Government Roundtable

In 2018, as agreed in the Creative Industries Sector Deal, the Intellectual Property Office launched a series of Government-backed, voluntary roundtable discussions between social media platforms and UK creative businesses to identify new policies, systems, and practices to reduce piracy online.

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ACID Celebrated World IP Day Recently and Launched a Competition – Why not Enter?

See how ACID got involved in celebrating World IP Day 2021. We have videos from designers, business' and politician's on the importance of a higher degree of protection for designers, especially those of SME. ACID also launched a True or False competition, read more to find out how to enter.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Intellectual Property Review – Government Publishes Responses

The Government has published its review and responses regarding the role intellectual property may play with the development of artificial intelligence.

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ACID Welcomes RUSI Report on Taking the Profit out of Intellectual Property Crime

In a keenly awaited publication, this RUSI (The Royal United Services Institute) report looks at how criminals profit from IP Crime, mainly undeterred by penalties, and provides recommendations of how Government, law enforcements and private sector stakeholders can help to make a difference.

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City Of London Police Launch New Intellectual Property Unit in the North West

A new unit set up to tackle intellectual property fraud in the north west has already seized £1.7m worth of fake goods, including clothes, electricals and fireworks. The unit will combat intellectual property crime in the north west of England and will support existing partners to disrupt and prosecute existing and new offenders.

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News for those with EU Community Designs Registered before 1st of Jan 2020

Great news for those with community registered designs in the EU post-Brexit.

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Fighting Fakes in China: VOGUE Business Report Record Pay-out and a New Era!

New Balance wins significant case in China

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