We would very much appreciate testimonials from Creative Barcode® users and opinion formers. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As a professional design firm Mellor & Scott understand that on a daily basis we apply our knowledge, experience, creativity and time to create IP based solutions which add-value to our clients’ business.
Therefore what we are selling and what they are buying is IP.
Our membership of and implementation of Creative Barcode has met with a wholly positive response from both large Corporate clients and smaller players.
We have been complimented on our level of professionalism towards adding visibility and tangibility to our and their IP.
At no time have we received any negative response to being registered with Creative Barcode, upholding it; using it to communicate IP terms quickly, easily, firmly and cost effectively.
Conversely in a wholly beneficial way it serves the best interests of our firm and importantly our clients. Thereby we wholly recommend Creative Barcode to our clients and peers.
Paul Mellor, Design Director, Mellor & ScottPaul Mellor, Mellor & Scott
I mention Creative Barcode at each workshop we run , each IP audit we carry out for the IPO and in articles that we write, and to clients on a day to day basis and a lot more.Chrsti Mitchell, Director, Highbury Ltd
I think creative Barcode is an excellent safeguard for all Creatives but particularly for young designers who lack the experience of having to protect and defend their IP/copyright positions. I’ve had some close calls in the copycat stakes, particularly for textiles and I’ve been fortunate not to have been on the receiving end of some very costly (six figure sum) plagiarism.Stuart McDonnell, Director, The Plan Design and Manufacture
I think the visual looks great and am still totally convinced that Creative Barcode is a real breakthrough in IP protection. You have the market sector(s) spot on and the business model is sound. What you could perhaps do with, is a slot in the media in various areas such as “Click” the BBC technology programme and Radio 4’s “Today” Programme. Have you considered getting endorsements from people like James Dyson who I am sure would have affinity with your aims given his history?David Olof Carney, Industry & University Consultant
I always believe that if a product is a quality one then it will eventually sell itself on its own merits.
Your affordable, easy to use and very efficient service provides a much needed facility for all designers and fills a big hole in the market. Ive been caught out in the past because of the complicated jungle of copyright and am now very grateful for this provision. I will not get caught out again!
I wish you all the very best of luck for your third year and thank you once again for your hard work, help and quality service.Andrew Constable, Managing Director, Bongaboards
There has long been a need for a method whereby "creative people" could meet and share thier IP without putting themselves at risk of beiong copied / plagerised. This also applies to music, TV & Theatre scripts / concepts too, in addition to those detailed in your web site. Your creative barcode at least permits this initial contact / exchange in a formalised manner. Under such controlled conditions, discussions can take place with openess and confidence. My congratulations!
I think you have done a great job. Glad to see you are doing so well.
There is a strong need to keep things simple and you seem to have made a good job of that. To encourage widespread adoption I think you should make it easier to download the free graphics for display on websites.
The common currency of those wishing to protect their IP without incurring cost is the NDA. Again commercially this works most of the time and is regularly used to protect information during exploratory discussions or with suppliers (such as modelmakers working on sensitive client work). However it is private inventors who are the most obsessed with NDAs, the reality though is that the NDA has come to be the trusted mechanism for inventors.
Creative Barcode could be very good for this group but they need to a) hear about it and b) learn to trust it.
I can see that in other design disciplines where the value and emphasis is more on the visual idea/sketch/concept, for example fashion, where the IP is in the look and use of materials rather than technology or manufacturing process, Creative Barcode could be very valuable as a means of asserting originality.
“In the current financial climate, more companies are going to be looking to outsource and expand their current markets abroad. Creative Barcode will provide the security to allow more expansive discussions from the beginning and help bring forward project commencement.”
Norman Harris, UK India Trade Limited
ACID (Anti Copying in Design) welcomes this new initiative from the Creative Barcode team. ACID LOBBY has long championed declared corporate social responsibility for intellectual property at Parliamentary level and endorses Creative Barcode’s drive to enlist names supporting ethical trading and respect for intellectual property together with the creation of an innovative digital IP signature self-help tool. This should reinforce the message to those within the industry, some of whom have been free-riding on the back of others’ creative input for too long, to put a greater value on design as a key contributor to innovation within a respected and safer trading environment up and down the value chain
Creative Barcodes will be a valuable tool to prove that the recipient has seen and received a document. This then reverses the burden of proof for copying and makes the evidential burden of taking legal action a lot easier as the recipient has to show why they did not copy. Creative Barcodes provides third party evidential proof of origination in the same way as the ACID Design Data Bank (350,000 copies of designs held). Neither system adds to intellectual property rights but provides the creator with independent evidence of origination. Not only will the Creative Barcode system be another deterrent against copying but it will be a positive vehicle for creative collaboration to maximise return on original investment.
ACID would like to take this opportunity of congratulating Maxine Horn and the CB team and will be working closely with Creative Barcodes to ensure that both systems are known and publicised within the creative industries.Dids Macdonald, CEO, Anti-Copying In Design (ACID)