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GLM joins with U.K. group to protect copyrights

WHITE PLAINS, NY George Little Management (GLM) has formed a partnership with Anti Copying in Design (ACID) to help prevent copyright infringement at its tradeshows.

ACID is a United Kingdom-based member organization committed to fighting copyright theft.

Starting this month at SURTEX, which runs concurrently with the International Contemporary Furniture Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, ACID will provide exhibitors in GLM-managed events with intellectual property information, education and legal assistance.

A key piece of the relationship will be an educational seminar, "Copyright Infringement Protecting Your Art and Design," on May 19 as part of the SURTEX Conference Program. The seminar will feature Dids MacDonald, ceo, ACID, and Jamie Silverberg, director of litigation, Intellectual Property Group.

MacDonald noted, "We believe that through the management and prevention of copyright infringement, designers and manufacturers will be better equipped to protect their intellectual property. This partnership with GLM allows us to export ACID's formula, which has proven successful in Europe, to the United States."

Prior to the Javits shows, GLM will distribute ACID's "copyright infringement tip sheets" to exhibitors.

ACID and GLM are still determining which shows following the March shows will have an ACID presence.

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