ADA x MID16 // Melbourne Indesign

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AUTHENTIC DESIGN ALLIANCE hosted two lively panel discussions during Melbourne Indesign August 12/13, 2016.

RICHARD MUNAO, Cult; GORDON TAIT, Tait; BARBARA HERMON, Hermon & Hermon; NICK RENNIE, Happy Finish Design

And designers –

TOM SKEEHAN, KATE STOKES, ROSS GARDAM, NICK RENNIE

both discussions moderated by ADA director Anne-Maree Sargeant  – tackled issues facing Australian designers, manufacturers and distributors of original design – in light of proposed changes to Australian IP laws.

Bottom line – if Australia doesn’t swiftly adopt the same protection laws the UK has recently enforced to foster the UK design industry – Australia seems set to be the global dumping ground of counterfeit designer furniture and lighting.

Learn more – in our ABC Radio National interview (10 minutes) – stream here.

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The ADA also held the REAL FAKE Instagram competition – where 5 real products and 5 fake products showcased inviting visitors to spot the fake!

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REGIST YOUR SUPPORT, and learn of more events and competitions // authenticdesignalliance.com.au