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Posted by Louise Prance on 7 July 2022
ACID, the UK’s membership and campaigning organisation for design and IP, marks this year’s British IP Day celebrations with the launch of its new ACID IP Charter.
Browse ACID's new website at www.acid.uk.com
First mooted by ACID and established in 2016 by the Alliance for Intellectual Property, British IP Day is an annual celebration of the role that intellectual property plays in the cultural standing and economic success of the United Kingdom, underpinning innovation and creative excellence.
ACID (Anti Copying in Design) is a long-standing member of the Alliance, sharing the common goal of protecting the rights of UK creatives from devastating design theft. The ACID IP Charter is a Code of Conduct and statement of intent, setting out the promise of its Charter Signatories to uphold ethics, respect and compliance as a minimum to designers of original works.
Enabling both individuals and businesses to take a public stance against copying in design, ACID Charter Signatories help to amplify the voice of designers across the UK and affirm their support for the continual campaign for the preservation and promotion of invaluable IP protection rights. To sign the IP Charter, Charter Signatories are asked for a nominal one-off fee, which contributes to ACID's fighting fund against design theft, and lobbying efforts for design law reform.
To sign the ACID IP Charter & find out more, visit: www.acid.uk.com/become-a-charter-signatory/
Dids Macdonald, OBE., ACID's CEO said, "The ACID IP Charter marks an exciting new chapter aimed at broadening our community and can be signed digitally on ACID's new website, launched on British IP Day alongside the new IP Charter initiative. Featuring enhanced IP tools, we have listened to ACID member feedback and have created a seamless and secure IP Design Databank to allow designers to create a third-party independent audit trail of their intellectual property, ACID's new website is curated to provide a complete bank of knowledge on IP rights."