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As June marks Pride Month, the IP world must support LGBTQ+ lawyers amid a concerning rollback of rights for this community, says Brian Winterfeldt of Winterfeldt IP.
To me, Pride Month serves as an opportunity to recognise and celebrate that members of the LGBTQ+ community deserve full equality in all aspects of society.
Over the past few years, we have definitely seen efforts at rolling back LGBTQ+ rights, at least in certain US states. This trend is immensely disheartening, particularly after a couple decades of slow but steady progress in securing legal anti-discrimination protections.
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