Anti Copying In Design (ACID) has announced that its CEO, Dids Macdonald, OBE., has won the legal category in the UK Enterprise Nation Awards 2022.
Dids has worked tirelessly over the last 25 years to raise awareness for issues within the landscape of intellectual property (IP) and the design industry. Her unique view of how IP works (and does not work) originates from her experience of being a designer. She understands and can personally empathise with designers and creatives. She knows how it feels to be copied firsthand and thus appreciates the tribulations facing designers to stand up for their IP rights.
Over the years, Dids, at the helm of ACID, has created a strong and supportive design community and constantly and continuously campaigned for design law reform. Through ACID’s benefit schemes, with the help of legal affiliates, members have been supported to succeed against IP infringements, including successful mediations.
Dids Macdonald, OBE., CEO of ACID, said, “I’m delighted to be honoured by such a prestigious organisation. Enterprise Nation is such a great resource for SMEs. By ensuring that IP creators continually have the best possible practical tips and advice ensures IP as a positive force for growth. Paramount is the need for strong protection in, sadly, a world of copycats, so IP knowledge is strength!
“We would like to thank everyone who voted, we really appreciated your support. Also, a huge thank you to all our members and diverse creative designers who champion us and engage in our combined aims. The larger our community, the greater our voice is for positive change.”