SPRINGFAIRLOGOKey Spring Fair exhibitors who are also ACID members have accepted an invitation from ACID to join a new steering group. The ACID Spring & Autumn Fair Intellectual Property Steering Group’s objectives will be to build on existing progress and cooperation with the organiser Emap and also to develop new initiatives to address concerns on the increase of copying within this sector.

Dids Macdonald, ACID’s CEO said, “Having worked positively with Spring & Autumn Fair for the past decade, I am delighted that, together with the IP Steering Group, we can identify specific concerns and drive forward improvement via positive dialogue with the organisers. Raising awareness about the need for more respect for Intellectual Property is a real issue forlogoemap design led companies. After all, the Fairs are one of Europe’s leading showcases for new and innovative products to be launched and it is critical to each and every exhibitor investor that they can trade in an environment where there is an absolute zero tolerance of IP theft.

Steering Group member Patrick Heeley of Villeroy and Boch said, “A deciding factor for us attending Spring Fair is that ACID will be present with their on the spot mediation service. I would also like to see a heightened acknowledgement by the organiser’s on their zero tolerance policy to copying.”

LSA’s Penny Laughton added, “I would like to see an Emap board director fully engaged with ACID and the issue of IP.”

ACID’s IP Steering Group members also include, Black & Blum, Creative Tops, Caroline Gardner Cards, Fiesta Collectibles and Jan Constantine.autumn_logo_large_cmyk

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