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ACID Benefits

ACID is a powerful campaigner for designer's rights targeting government, the retail sector, the judiciary and major exhibition organisers. We are at the heart of the design community, consulting, lobbying, naming and shaming... ACID listens to and communicates with its members through sustained marketing campaigns, initiatives and publicity campaigns.

ACID Accredited Exhibitions

ACID accredited exhibitions have a zero tolerance of copying and use ACID’s exhibition protocol which includes clear anti-copying signage at shows, on the spot ACID mediation to manage any copying disputes, plus educational seminars and clinics. ACID's presence at shows is highly effective as an industry watchdog.

ACID Design Data Bank

Creating a paper trail is essential to design protection - free and unlimited use of the ACID Design Data Bank providing proof of the ownership and creation of a design. ACID holds over 300,000 copies of members’ designs, a free benefit of membership and vital third party evidence of prior art if necessary. Download How to use the Databank Info

ACID Intellectual Property Strategy Review

All Corporate ACID Members qualify for a free ACID IPSR at their premises, where representatives from ACID and one of the ACID Accredited Law Firms will evaluate your current Design Protection policies and offer help and advice on improving your systems.

ACID Member Only Legal Hotline

All current ACID members are entitled to call the legal hotline on different subjects throughout their membership and will receive free initial legal advice from IP specialists at ACID Accredited Law Firms.

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Mediate to Resolve

ACID's Mediate to Resolve is a national mediation scheme offering a cost effective and time effective alternative to dispute resolution Visit the Mediate to Resolve Website

ACID Lobby

ACID Lobby has four objectives: legislative, moral, educational and commercial.

Introduction of a new law of unlawful imitation; addressing the disparity between copyright owners and design right owners; supporting a move to see "groundless threats" removed; mediation as a real alternative to litigation; Educate to Protect", an ongoing national educational and awareness campaign; raising awareness regarding IP crime at grass roots and at strategic levels; recognition of "design right" in IPRs and inlcluded in the UK IP Crime Strategy; Declared responsibility to IP as an industry standard acknowledgement in corporate responsibility; an ongoing campaign to press for an increase in exemplary damages in IP infringement. (more..)

ACID is an associate member of The Alliance Against IP Theft

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