On Wednesday 25th October 2017 The Society of British and International Designers (SBID) hosted a conference at The Dorchester Hotel.
TM-Eye, a UK organisation specialising in criminal investigations to protect intellectual property (IP), presented their vision of how IP protection can, and is being achieved through TM-Eye’s robust global enforcement. Teaming up with SBID now opens up these services to their 244,00 members.
In setting out TM-Eye’s considerable and sustained achievements in protecting Trademarks and Design Rights they provided positive evidence of their impact on public safety and protecting the investment of manufacturers and designers.
David McKelvey stated “Our staff are used to investigating complex organised crime networks from their police careers. IP crime has high-levels of organised crime and needs that recognition. Modern day slavery is evident in many of our investigations and the criminal money it generates funds other, more traditional forms of organised crime and terrorism whilst depriving designers and manufacturers of revenue generated through their research and development and their ideas.”
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