CIPA: A transformative year


Amy Williams

CIPA: A transformative year

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced associations such as the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys to find new ways of influencing, meeting, and learning, says the institute’s Amy Williams.

The impact of COVID-19 made 2020 a year like no other. When the crisis hit in March, it forced employees of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) to adapt and change the way the institute worked. Our central London office was closed, and our officers, committees and employees all began working from home in order to maintain business as usual.

Despite the uncertainty of lockdown, CIPA remained committed to bringing its members the high-quality services they were accustomed to and continued to work with the UK government and international decision-makers to represent their best interests.

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