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ACID CEO meets Andrew Bowie PM’s PPS

Meeting with Parliamentary Private Secretary to explain why loss of EU unregistered design protection is so critical for UK designers

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ACID strides into 2019 with new strategy for Design & IP Policy

Read our principles for a new “Design & IP Strategy to Safeguard the Future.”

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Unregistered Design protection post Brexit, deal or no deal! A call to action!

Understand the facts and implications of unregistered design protection when the UK leaves the EU, DEAL or NO DEAL!

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GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES DESIGN RIGHTS INFRINGEMENT RESEARCH

Long awaited Government Research Report is published on Design Rights Infringement

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EU Commission publishes its Annual Report on Customs Detention of IP infringing articles

Read the recently published European Commission annual report on customs detentions of articles suspected of infringing intellectual property rights.

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND “NO DEAL!”

Find out more from a recently published UK Government set of papers covering IP issues relating to a possible ‘no deal’ Brexit.

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Misinformation, panic, and 3D printed guns

3D printing is hailed by many as the new 4th industrial revolution, and rightly so, opening new horizons to make bespoke 3D objects easy, fine-tuning prototyping and tailoring manufacturing but does this also present opportunities for mass counterfeiting?

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Online infringement – continued evidence gathering required!

ACID member immediate action required! We need further specific evidence to justify some of the specific measures that will be requested of Online Marketplaces and Social Media (and user upload) platforms.

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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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