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DCMS Secretary of State Matt Hancock, MP Acknowledges the Important Role of Intellectual Property Rights

At an event organised by the Alliance for IP at the House of Commons last night, the new DCMS Secretary of State, Matt Hancock set out his views on intellectual property.

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New Minister with Responsibility for Intellectual Property Named as the Rt. Hon. Sam Gyimah, MP!

Sam Gyimah, MP has been appointed Minister for Intellectual Property as part of his role as Minister for Higher Education and will be working within the Department for Education and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

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New Secretary for State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport

Anti Copying in Design is delighted by the appointment of the Rt. Hon. Matt Hancock in Government reshuffle

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2018 BREXIT – ACID URGES GOVERNMENT TO ACT DECISIVELY TO PROTECT DESIGNERS’ IP

With a little over a year until the UK leaves the EU, ACID, along with other stakeholders, is seriously concerned that the business interests of IP rich companies who rely on trade marks and designs are and will be threatened

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UK Businesses Demand Protection for Intellectual Property

UK businesses demand protection for intellectual property in trade talks.Risks to UK if IP is not prioritised. Need a good deal with EU27

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Tackling Counterfeiting And Fakes – A Real Issue

ACID Council Member Dr Frederick Mostert talks in today’s Financial Times

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Unregistered & Registered Community Design Rights Post Brexit?

What is happening in discussions and negotiations on Brexit? What is Government doing to ensure that UK designers are not disadvantaged?

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ACID Members Visit Westminster and Trunki Came Too…

Managing Directors of Anti Copying in Design, (ACID) members Lee Broom, Talking Tables and ThisisNessie joined artists and brand owners at a lunch at Westminster organised by the Alliance for Intellectual Property of which ACID is a member and Dids Macdonald is Vice Chair last week to discuss their IP frustrations with parliamentarians around blatant design infringement both on and offline and concerns about Brexit and design protection.

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New Board of Trade Will Boost Exports in the UK

Convened by the Secretary of State, Dr Liam Fox, the Board of Trade will work to boost exports in the UK, attract inward investors to all regions and ensure the benefits of free trade are spread equally across the country.

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Security Union: Commission Steps Up Efforts To Tackle Illegal Content Online

The Alliance for IP informs us that The European Commission has today published proposals to improve and harmonise processes to proactively detect, remove and prevent the reappearance of illegal and infringing content.

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