Brexit: Protecting UK Design25-Aug-2017
Worried about losing eu design protection for UK designers after Brexit? – Join a panel of experts – including Lee Broom MD Charles Rudgard, the Intellectual Property Office Design Director Steve Rowan and Anti Copying in Design Chief Legal Counsel Nick Kounoupias to discuss the options which will affect British designers, join the ACID campaign now to ensure that design law protection is not eroded.
Many UK designers rely on EU-wide trade marks and designs protection allowing for single enforcement action across 28 member states. Post-Brexit it is still uncertain whether EU TMs and design protection will be available. Currently, the majority of UK design-led businesses rely heavily on unregistered designs to protect their designs (e.g., fashion, furniture, product design).
ACID have launched a campaign to ensure EU registered and unregistered design remain protected post-Brexit. At 100% Design the panel, and audience, will present their evidence to Steve Rowan, Intellectual Property Office Trade Marks & Design Director.
To help ACID gather this crucial evidence complete this short questionnaire and join the panel at 100% Design.
14:30, Friday 22 September, The Forum