WHAT IS ACID MARKETPLACE? It is an optional FREE addition to the ACID IP Databank. Marketplace is an ONLINE MARKETING PLATFORM where design buyers can register to view the latest designs created by ACID Members. After uploading your design and product files to the ACID IP Databank display your design images on Marketplace, which supports with an additional tracking system, so you can see on your personal online profile who has viewed your designs. Invite a buyer to register on Marketplace and you will be able to track if they have viewed your images! ACID’s latest added benefit is an ACID Member to Member discount system. You can offer a special discount on your designs and products to ACID Members by choosing to display the ACID Member discount logo on your Marketplace submission. The discount can be applied or taken off easily so you can make seasonal adjustments whenever you want. A great new initiative for the ACID Community.

WHY? We wanted to offer our members an exciting additional benefit to the ACID IP Databank, by creating a safer online promotional platform - a positive conduit between designers and design buyers where members can market existing and new products and prospective design buyers can view. A bit like your own permanent exhibition zone, but at a fraction of the price of an exhibition stand - and you control who visits the stand!
And the choice is still there for you simply to lodge designs and documents on the ACID IP Databank too!

"The design sector is a really important part of the UK's creative economy - with nearly £16 billion invested in designs each year. ACID has shown real initiative in taking this bold step to develop the ACID Marketplace. This will now mean that people are going to better understand the value of designs, and it will also help our world class designers to market and sell their innovative creations.” Lord Younger, Minister for Intellectual Property

“Here is another outstanding, leading initiative from ACID which promises to provide designers with unique and essential support in both protecting and commercialising their designs. I fully anticipate that ACID Marketplace will become an effective trading platform, with the accompanying Buyer’s Charter building all-important trust and confidence. This is a brand in the making.” John Noble, British Brands Group

become a member

Join ACID and become part of the ACID Community! ACID is committed to providing a safer trading environment for design creatives to help you protect, commercialise and maximize your designs and products.

We welcome applications from individuals and companies, whatever the size of your business, and our aim is to help you realise the true commercial value of your intellectual property, through a wealth of member benefits.

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register to browse the marketplace

ACID welcomes design buyers to register to view the latest designs created by ACID Members. Once you have agreed to the Design Buyer's Charter in support of Great British Original Design you are free to browse ACID Marketplace, request viewings of invitation-only designs or contact the designer for more information. Marketplace is a great source of original design, accessible on one online platform.


browse affiliates

One of the main benefits of ACID membership has been access to initial free legal advice on contentious and non contentious intellectual property issues.

From Autumn 2013, ACID launched a new Legal Affiliates scheme and ACID Members benefit from the ability to search for an ACID Legal Affiliate by location or specialism through the ACID Affiliates area of the website. This new system offers greater choice and the option to choose a local specialist team, should members wish to arrange personal meetings as well as receiving support via telephone and e-mail.

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