ACID CEO Dids Macdonald OBE has won the legal category in the UK Enterprise Nation Awards 2022.

Dids has worked over the last 25 years to raise awareness for issues within the landscape of intellectual property (IP) and the design industry. Her unique view of how IP works (and does not work) originates from her experience of being a designer.

Over the years, Dids, at the helm of ACID, has created a strong and supportive design community, and continuously campaigned for design law reform. Through ACID’s benefit schemes, with the help of its legal affiliates, members have been supported to succeed against IP infringements, including successful mediations.

Dids says: “I’m delighted to be honoured by such a prestigious organisation. Enterprise Nation is such a great resource for SMEs. By ensuring that IP creators continually have the best possible practical tips and advice ensures IP as a positive force for growth. Paramount is the need for strong protection in, sadly, a world of copycats, so IP knowledge is strength!”