The Furniture Makers’ Company, the City of London livery company and charity for the furnishing industry, is hosting a virtual intellectual property (IP) masterclass next month with Anti Copying in Design, the UK’s leading design and intellectual property campaigning organisation.

The webinar, which will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, 17th November at 11.00am - click to regsiter - will provide attendees with insights on IP basics and design protection specifically to achieve growth.

ACID’s co-founder and CEO Dids Macdonald, OBE. will share some of her practical insights into building a pro-active intellectual property strategy, answering the following questions:

  • What is intellectual property? 
  • Why is it important? 
  • What are the rules about using images?  
  • How can I protect my designs? 
  • Importance of IP Agreements, Online theft, what can I do?
  • What are the myths surrounding IP?

With Dids Macdonald will be Niall Head-Rapson, director of McDaniel & Co, an ACID Legal Affiliate and IP design law expert.

Dids Macdonald said:

“British furniture designers and makers are some of the best in the world but unfortunately, there are those that want to take the fast track to market by free riding on your ideas and creativity to copy or adapt them. This will be our fifth webinar in the series of becoming IP savvy.

"Feedback has been excellent including a recent participant who said – ‘Thanks so much for a great session. I found the mix just right in terms of information, case studies and a Q&A session. I’ve given presentations on IP in a former life and in a different sector and I sometimes struggled to pitch it right.’.”

The speakers are generously not making a charge for this webinar so a charity donation in lieu of a joining fee to The Furniture Makers’ Company would be appreciated. All donations received from this webinar will go to help others in our industry.

To give £10, please text DONATE10 to 70191