Sadly copying is a fact of business. In some cases copying may be considered the sincerest form of flattery but in business well it’s frustrating and can be damaging to your business. We are often asked how we protect our designs and business. We’ve been members of ACID since we launched in 2005. In fact protecting our IP rights were one of the first things that we did when we set up and still consider it an important part of running our business.
It can be hard to completely irradicate copying, afterall we all take inspiration from many different sources. But that is where we believe it should remain, inspiration, not copying! It can be so frustrating to see someone else put together a range of bouquets and call them the same names as your own bouquets. No coincidence there! Or see another wesbite that has copied text from your own website word for word carefully (or in one case not so carefully) replacing only the name of the company.
If you are in business and design your own range of goods, in whatever sector we really suggest you take a look at the support ACID can offer you. They are extremely helpful and friendly and the support we have had over the years has been really useful and invaluable at times. Sometimes a quick call to one of their solicitors can give you some quick ideas on how to tackle an issue without a long drawn out legal process and put your mind immediately at rest.