CEO of ACID awarded an OBE

08 Oct, 15

CEO of Anti Copying in Design Dids Mcdonald receives OBE

Chief executive officer of Anti Copying in Design (ACID) Dids Macdonald has received her OBE from HRH The Princess Royal at an investment ceremony held at Buckingham Palace.

Having been a partner in a small company, designing and producing decorative accessories, Dids McDonald fell foul of having products copied and in 1996 she co-founded ACID.

ACID is a voluntary round table action group, offering support to companies, allowing them to protect their Intellectual Property (IP) rights, through IP Awareness.

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The association spearheaded a campaign to change the law over a 15-year period, which culminated in the IP Act becoming law in 2014.

Dids Mcdonald commented on her achievement: “I am immensely proud of my being recognised and awarded with an OBE. This highlights the importance of the incredible contribution of great UK designers and the intellectual property which underpins design brands whether micro or macro.

“I shall continue to raise awareness about ACID’s on-going design and IP campaign ‘Commission it, Don’t Copy it’”.