Upcoming Events

In line with Government advice, ACID is cancelling all outward facing events and exhibitions but will continue to raise awareness and share information about webinars/podcasts/news. If you have any you would like to publicise, do please let us know! They don’t have to be IP related, they can be about design in general.

ACID is hosting an IP Protection webinar for Fashion, Bridal & Children’s Wear Designers, co-hosted by Legal Affiliate Gavin Llewellyn, Partner at Stone King

An ACID webinar, Thursday 21st January 2021 11:00am

On 21st January 2021 ACID’s co-founder and CEO Dids Macdonald, OBE., will share some of her practical insights into building a pro-active intellectual property strategy to enhance growth and protect designs. Dids, whose designs were copied shamelessly by some major high street retailers, believes that taking a few steps to better understand the laws that protect designers can make all the difference. The webinar will cover:

  • What is intellectual property?
  • Why is it important?
  • How can I protect my designs?
  • Online theft, what can I do?
  • What are the myths surrounding IP?

With Dids Macdonald will be Gavin Llewellyn, a partner at Stone King and a design law expert who will be there to answer all your IP questions and dispel some of the myths about IP

Find out more about how ACID supports those in the Fashion sector here

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Invitation to Register – IP Webinar – CBBC with Alibaba

Learn more about Alibaba’s new Simp’Ali IPR Cooperation Program for SMEs

In partnership with Alibaba, CBBC will hold a webinar on 25th January 2021, to introduce the Simp’Ali IPR Cooperation Program newly launched by Alibaba. This webinar will be the fifth session of CBBC’s online IP protection training series. CBBC and Alibaba have established long-term cooperation under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in 2014. The MoU was renewed by both parties in 2017, and 17 roundtables and one IP training webinar have been held so far to support rights owners with their IP protection on the platform.

This webinar aims to provide a detailed introduction of Alibaba Simp’Ali IPR Cooperation Program which sets out to provide SMEs with simplified IPR protection tools and additional support, while fostering new communication channels for Alibaba to better understand the evolving needs of SMEs for IPR protection to support their business development goals. In addition, the program also provides participants with effective communication and feedback channels and opportunities to participate in live Simp’Ali activities. We are delighted to invite Mick Ryan, Brand Cooperation Director, Flora Fan, Brand Manager and Emily Xu, Brand Manager from Alibaba to join this webinar and introduce about how SMEs could utilize the program to protect their IP rights in a more efficient way.

  • Date: 25th Janaury 2021
  • Time: 09:00-10:00 BST (UK time)  17:00-18:00 CST (China time)
  • Language: English
  • Where: ZOOM webinar, the live link will be shared via email after completing registration.

Agenda (Beijing Time):

17:00-17:05  Welcome speech from CBBC and Alibaba

Ms. Yuan Yuan, Director, Business Environment, CBBC

Mr. Mick Ryan, Director, Brand Cooperation, Alibaba

17:05-17:15  Introduction about Simp’Ali IPR Cooperation Program 

Ms. Flora Fan,  Brand Manager, Alibaba

17:15-17:30  Introduction about SME Advisory Committee 

Ms. Emily Xu,  Brand Manager, Alibaba

17:30-18:00  Q&A