15 July 2024, 02:23
By Furniture News Sept 08, 2023

New head for ACID legal affiliate

Trademark specialist Kelly Hudson has been appointed lead IP specialist and the new owner of the boutique IP firm, McDaniels Law. 

ACID’s CEO Dids Macdonald OBE says: “The team and I have worked with Kelly for nearly two decades. She is a steadfast champion of creative ingenuity. ACID, at the forefront in safeguarding IP rights consistently appreciate her unwavering commitment to protecting the ideas and innovations that form the bedrock of a successful modern creative economy. The McDaniels team, led now by Kelly always go the extra mile, especially in initial pro-bono work offered to our members.

“Hudson’s proven track record of delivering favourable outcomes for clients, coupled with her strategic insights into the evolving landscape of trademark law, positions McDaniels into a prime position. Kelly’s leadership role is a remarkable journey as a legal light. We take pride in seeing her reach new heights of accomplishment.” 

Kelly adds: "It is a very exciting time for us all here at the firm and we look forward to continuing to serve clients and support the creative community as a whole. We have long worked with ACID and I personally probably most enjoy attending trade fairs along with ACID, meeting members face to face and giving on-the-spot advice on legal issues to meet commercial aims.

"We are hoping to continue to strengthen our bond with ACID moving forwards and will continue to build on the stellar reputation the firm already enjoys in doing so. The entire team here is committed to supporting ACID members to protect, exploit and, when necessary, enforce their IP rights to maximum effect.” 

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