view of teams (3)The Alliance Against IP Theft Big Quiz & Auction Night, hosted by Radio 5 Live’s Phil Williams, proved a huge success after it saw a record turnout for an Alliance fund-raising event, with over 250 guests.

Thirty two teams attended the quiz night and auction from a broad range of industries, including law firms, the creative industries and some of our best known brands.  A joint team from ACID ( Jane Stephenson and Janet Bedford) and ACID Accredited Law Firm DMH Stallard (Nick Kounoupias, Sarah Birkbeck, Nick Mallett and John Yates) were topically named ‘The Coalition’ for the night.

Held at Arsenal’s impressive Emirates Stadium, questions were answered on a variety of subjects including music, film, brands and brain teasers. Law firm DLA Piper took home the final trophy with the..  They came just two points ahead of the Entertainment Retailers Association.  A joint team of the BPI and PPL came third.  ACID/DMH Stallard Coalition finished a respectable 8th of 32, with several teams tying for 4th and 5th place.

Susie Winter, Director General of the Alliance Against IP Theft said: “The inaugural Quiz Night was a huge success and great fun for all involved.  I would like to congratulate the team from DLA Piper, and of course the other teams for being such good sports.  The quiz night raised vital funds to help the Alliance’s campaign for better regulation to protect IP and to promote awareness of the value of IP. Key Alliance objectives this year are to ensure Trading Standards departments are properly resourced; that the judiciary recognises the real harm caused by IP crime; that car boot sales and markets are properly regulated by a binding charter and that the Digital Economy Act delivers on its promise to protect IP online.”

Organisations taking part in the Quiz were: ACID, The Alliance, Blackstone Chambers, Blue Rubicon, BPI, the BVA, CLA, Collyer Bristow, Disney, DLA Piper, DMH Stallard, ELSPA, ERA, Eversheds LLP, Finsbury, IFPI, The Industry Trust for IP Awareness, Lovefilm, Luther Pendragon, Max Bitel Greene LLP, PLS, PPL, the Premier League, Taylor Wessing LLP, the MPA, Open Road, SPHE, TSI, Universal Pictures Wiggin and VDC.

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