INTA’s mission to advance women in IP


Muireann Bolger

INTA’s mission to advance women in IP

In an exclusive interview, Tiki Dare, president of the International Trademark Association, joins her predecessor Ayala Deutsch and Deborah Hampton, officer at the association’s board of directors, to explore with WIPR some of the issues affecting women in the legal industry.

This year’s International Women’s Day, Monday March 8, comes in the wake of a turbulent year for women worldwide, as COVID-19 dealt a blow to the advancement of gender equality in the workplace.

The pandemic will cast a long shadow for women—even once its threat subsides—according to the 2021 president of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and assistant general counsel at Oracle, Tiki Dare.

“COVID-19 has been devastating for women globally; it has had a disproportionate effect on women, and I expect it to have a long-tail effect,” Dare says.

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