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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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Counterfeiting Remedies Ineffective!

Says ACID Council Member, Dr Frederick Mostert in a report to WIPO. His study frames online infringement as a global problem which requires a global response.

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Brexit: EU Design Protection What Happens Next?

Design & IP campaigning body Anti Copying in Design (ACID) has completed a survey, the results of which will form the basis of a design sector Brexit Position Paper shortly.

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Sir Peter Bazalgette Creative Industries Review

Friday’s launch of the Bazalgette Creative Industries Review commissioned by Ministers Karen Bradley and Gregg Clarke and was presented to a crowded room of the great and good of the Creative Industries. Notable amongst many positive recommendations is a £500m fund to develop regional clusters.

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The Impact of Trade in Counterfeit Goods on the UK Economy

The UK Intellectual Property Office have just completed two interesting research projects looking at Trade in Counterfeit Products and the UK Economy – Fake Goods, Real Losses and Challenges from Social Media for IP rights.

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Why Integrity is Important.

This recent article from Debbie Humphreys of Redhound For Dogs depicts how small businesses continue to be plagued by copying issues.

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Fair or Unfair Competition – What Do You Think?

Global award winning design company Chiselwood take legal action against look alike kitchen.

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ACID Questionnaire – Please help us to gather evidence!

Take just THREE MINUTES to complete our questionnaire!

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