25 May 2024, 19:16
By Furniture News Mar 07, 2017

McDaniel & Co and ACID to host free Intellectual Property seminar

Leading intellectual property (IP) law firm and ACID Affiliate lawyers McDaniel & Co and IP lobby and membership organisation Anti Copying in Design (ACID) are holding a free seminar in partnership with The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, to educate industry on how they can protect and exploit their furnishing designs. 

The IP seminar is taking place at the Northern Design Centre, Gateshead on Wednesday 24th May from 11am - 2pm. 

Speakers at the event will include Niall Head-Rapson, director at McDaniel & Co, and Dids Macdonald, OBE, CEO of ACID, both experts in the field of IP law and, in particular design law. 

The seminar will be suitable for designers, manufacturers and makers working within the furnishing industry that want to learn more about design protection, maximising and commercialising their designs and how to create a proactive IP strategy. 

Guests will also get to find out about The Furniture Makers’ Company’s work in the areas of education, excellence and support from the charity’s CEO Jonny Westbrooke. 

Lunch will be provided. To book your place, please contact Louise Hicks, northwest fundraiser, by emailing [email protected] or calling 07442 012216. 

More information about the IP seminar is available here.

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