Upcoming Events


ACID are collaborating on an IP workshop with the Creative Industries Federation, Alliance for IP, BPI and Bates Wells Braithwaite.

This workshop will offer practical support to  creative businesses, organisations and freelancers from leading experts on intellectual property infringement and how to negotiate the protection of creative assets.

You can sign up to the event via the CIF website here.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Hari Prabu, Events and Policy Officer, at hari@creativeindustriesfederation.com


The British Craft Trade Fair on 7th – 9th April 2019 supports and showcases some of the best UK  talent, designer-makers from around the UK and Ireland. They choose BCTF as their platform not only because the fair is dedicated solely to British handmade but also because it offers a FREE comprehensive mentoring programme tailor made for the craft industry.

ACID Sponsors of the Post-Newcomer Award

The winner will receive complimentary ACID membership for a year which includes free initial legal advice on intellectual property and design issues, access to the ACID IP Databank to upload evidence of original designs, along with the full range of ACID member benefits. The winner will also be presented with a unique ACID trophy, £100 shopping voucher and an ACID Member Focus promoting your products to the ACID community

A fantastic event for fantastic creative souls what more can you ask for.


Email: info@bctf.co.uk


1st May 2019

ACID Legal Affiliate, Burness Paull LLP,  are hosting their Third Annual IP and Tech Conference in Glasgow. The title of this year’s conference is ‘Protecting Scottish IP on the Global Stage’ with speakers from industry sharing their war stories of the battles won and lost in seeking to ensure that the value in their investment is not unfairly exploited at home or abroad.

Presentations will come from the perspective of start-up tech companies who need to lock down IP in their technology and brands as they are starting out and that of the established big brands needing to maintain market position.

They already have tremendous speakers confirmed, which include Polly Purvis, CEO of ScotlandIS, Rachel Jones, founder of Snapdragon, Stephen Taylor, Senior Company Solicitor at AG Barr, Sukhvir Dhillon, Managing Director of Curious Chip and a keynote address from Dids Macdonald OBE, co-founder and CEO of ACID (Anti-Copying In Design).

The previous events have been ‘sellouts’, if you would like to reserve a free place for you or a colleague, please send an email to events@burnesspaull.com

30 and 31st May 2019  European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Intellectual Property Mediation conference 

ACID CEO, Dids Macdonald OBE., to speak on 30th May Mediation and Design Issues – micro and SME .