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ACID (Anticopying In Design) Ltd.

Address Details For All Enquiries

PO Box 5078, Gloucester Central, GL19 3YB

Tel: 0845 644 3617  Fax: 0845 644 3618  E-Mail:

Office Hours:  Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5.00pm




Useful Industry, Government and IP organisation links. 

The UKIPO (formerly The Patent Office)

The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd

Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills

European Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organisation

United States Patent & Trademark Office


Delphion Research Intellectual Property Network

Institute of Patentees & Inventors

Chartered Institute of Patent Agents

Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

Eureka Club
Website supporting new ideas and inventions

British Music Rights
Promoting the interests of Britain’s composers, songwriters and music publishers.

Mechanical Copyright Protection Society
Collect and distribute “mechanical” royalties to its composer & music publisher members

Performing Rights Society
Collect licence fees for the public performance & broadcast of musical works

The Patent Café

IP Worldwide
American site updating attorney & executives on the law and business of Intellectual Property

Alliance Against Counterfeiting & Piracy
Its objective is to raise public and political awareness of copyright and trade mark issues

British Video Association
Trade body representing interests of publishers and rights owners of video home entertainment

Federation Against Copyright Theft
Iinvestigative organisation, which aims to combat counterfeiting and piracy in the British & American film, video and television industries

Institute for Public Policy Research
UK centre-left think tank.

World Trade Organisation
TRIPS (Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property), a WTO multilateral agreement on intellectual property

The Design & Artists Copyright Society
The copyright and collecting society for visual artists in the UK

The Design Council
Their aim is to inspire and enable the best use of design in the UK

Business Link
Give help and advice on running a business and starting one, throughout the UK

The IP Mall
An internationally acclaimed IP resource Website providing information and links to the most valuable online resources in the world

The Trevor Baylis Foundation
Set up to promote the activity of Invention by encouraging and supporting Inventors & Engineers, with practical help and advice

OHIM The Office For Harmonization in the Internal Market
Trade mark and registered design applications

OWN IT Creative London Intellectual Property Advice Service

Design Nation
Showcase website with work by over 120 selected designers.

The Design Trust
Educational resource for designers planning to set up in business.