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Your subscription to ACID membership gives us the opportunity to help you protect your products and designs. Membership of ACID is global and we welcome applications from individuals and companies in any industry sector involved in the creation of original design.
Our Membership fees are determined by annual turnover, helping us to support young and new designers with a low entry price point. Your Membership subscription is an annual fee and you will have full access to all Membership benefits as long as this remains current. You can choose to pay by Direct Debit and spread the cost of your subscription over 12 months, or pay annually by debit/credit card.
For individuals & small businesses with annual turnovers under £500,000
For independent creatives and small businesses with annual turnovers of less than £500,000, our Standard ACID Membership gives you all the tools you need to protect your IP and livelihood. This includes use of the ACID Member logo, free legal advice, access to our IP Databank, member discounts, your own shopfront on the ACID marketplace, and much more. Choose an annual payment method and receive a £10+VAT discount or spread your payments monthly with Direct Debit for ease.
ACID Members receive a whole host of benefits, services and self-help tools that can be accessed through the website, including:
Get a license to display the Member of ACID logo on your websites, products and marketing materials as a powerful brand of deterrence.
Take the opportunity to respond to surveys and give your opinion through case studies, and get your voice heard at Parliamentary level.
Gain entitlement to a free period of preliminary legal advice on separate issues from our IP Specialist Legal Affiliates.
Our multi-vendor Marketplace allows you to promote your designs and products through our online marketplace and invite buyers to view, with fully recorded tracking.
Upload your designs and documents to our online IP Databank to ensure you have third party dated evidence of their existence.
Keep track of upcoming ACID events including ACID’s Business Webinar Series or Meet the Team at ACID Accredited Exhibitions.
Whether you are a student, sole trader, micro, macro, SME or Corporate, ACID Membership can help to underpin your intellectual property rights and your creation of a sound IP policy to enable your company to grow.
There are different types of ACID Membership available to help make services affordable to as many ranges of turnover as possible.
Annual turnover over £500,000
For companies with annual turnovers in excess of £500,000, our Corporate Membership offers an opportunity to influence our lobbying activities and commit to ethical business practices, as advocates for original design. In addition to our Standard benefits, you'll receive an Intellectual Property Strategy Review (IPSR) worth £5,000, mentoring, networking, and much more.
For current design students
Studying design, and want to know more about IP? At ACID, we believe in 'Educate to Protect' for our young designers, here to protect your creativity and your future. With a waived initial joining fee, our discounted Student Membership gives you full access to ACID's Standard Membership benefits at an affordable rate, including the IP Databank to protect your end-of-year designs.
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