Bird & Bird Supporting Great British Design and Innovation


The Bird & Bird IP team in London are delighted to have been appointed as a legal affiliate of ACID (Anti Copying in Design), a further sign of our commitment to supporting the design industry in the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

About ACID

ACID is a trade association created in 1996 for designers and manufacturers who uphold the value of original design. ACID is committed to raising awareness and encouraging respect for IP within individual and corporate responsibility and creating a safer trading environment for its members. By encouraging design talent and nurturing and developing fairer trade in design, it helps its members protect their livelihoods to maximise growth and minimise IP infringement.

About our Design Practice

Bird & Bird has a long-standing reputation in the field of IP and, with our passion for design law, we are ideally placed to help designers to protect, commercialise and enforce their valuable designs. We have acted for some of the most prominent names in the design world but we also act for many small design companies and individual designers as well. Our work has helped protect designs in a huge variety of areas including fashion, digital media, furniture and consumer electronics.

We have a long and successful history of representing clients in court proceedings involving both Community designs and national rights. With leading design lawyers in each of our offices, we can advise clients on their designs internationally to provide a coordinated and effective protection and enforcement strategy.

Our relationship with ACID is another addition to the numerous design activities in which the group are involved, including sponsoring the London Design Museum and keeping designers up to speed with the latest developments in the design world, through our regular publication, DesignWrites.