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The stark reality of copying on social media platforms

On British Intellectual Property Day 2018, Duncan and Nessie Maclay of ThisisNessie travelled to Westminster to join a national event organised by the Alliance for Intellectual Property to celebrate the IP upon which theirs and others within the creative industries thrive.

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UK Designers Now Have Access To Simpler International Registration Through The Hague Agreement

This week saw the UK ratify its agreement to join the Hague Agreement on the International Registration of Industrial Designs which will provide simple and cost-effective registration system through a single application accessing design protection in partaking countries.

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Dear Prime Minister…

ACID CEO Dids Macdonald, OBE., delivered a letter to the Prime Minister, The Rt. Hon Theresa May, MP on World Intellectual Property Day yesterday. She was accompanied by Nick Kounoupias, ACID Chief Counsel and Holly Hughes of Citradi, winner of the ACID Female Design Champion Award.

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ACID Brexit Concerns Included in Alliance Brexit Cliff Edge Paper

The Alliance for Intellectual Property has recently published a new paper on a number of ‘cliff-edge’ risks associated with Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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Online Infringement Survey Response

A great big thank you to all those who responded to our recent survey. Your evidence was required to help us work with search engines & IP codes of conduct

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Easier Design Registration for the Future?

The UK has completed its final step for the UK joining the Hague Agreement for industrial designs. The UK instrument of ratification was deposited in Geneva today.

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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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