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INTA unveils ‘toolkit’ to promote IP women leadership

International24-02-2021Muireann Bolger

Many women still struggle to advance in IP and find it necessary to leave an organisation to start their own firm to attain a leadership position, a key finding from a new report by the International Trademark Association has confirmed.

Five minutes with… Darren Smyth, EIP

International23-02-2021Muireann Bolger

This month marks LGBT+ History Month, an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements.

Five minutes with… Seth Levy, Nixon Peabody

17-02-2021Muireann Bolger

This month marks LGBT+ History Month, an annual celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and non-binary history, including the history of LGBT+ rights and related civil rights movements.

‘Extend patent bar to design practitioners’, say academics

16-02-2021Muireann Bolger

The US Patent and Trademark Office has been urged to extend patent bar eligibility to design patent practitioners to increase the number of women patent attorneys and inventors.

Slight increase in barrister diversity for 2020: report

UK09-02-2021Alex Baldwin

Diversity amongst barristers is increasing but still falls short of fully representing the society it serves, according to the latest Bar Standard Board annual diversity report.

Coca-Cola GC threatens attorney fee cuts over D&I

International03-02-2021Muireann Bolger

Coca-Cola will withhold a nonrefundable 30% of fees from law firms that fail to meet its new diversity requirements, as it criticised the legal sector for not viewing diversity and inclusion (D&I) as a business imperative.

Legal career network sees slow D&I advances in US law firms

02-02-2021Alex Baldwin

Following a year of intense scrutiny on equity and inclusion in the legal profession, progress on diversifying the US legal system remains slow-but-steady, according to the latest report from the National Association for Law Placement.

BMS, Intel join WIPR’s Diversity Champions launch

International29-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Leading IP counsel have commended the launch of World Intellectual Property Review’s inaugural Diversity Champions list.

Accutrainee launches scholarship for aspiring black lawyers

International27-01-2021Muireann Bolger

A trainee secondment company has launched a scholarship programme for black law graduates to help them to gain the work experience they need to enter the legal profession.

Hogan Lovells unveils diversity billable hour credit

26-01-2021Muireann Bolger

Law firm Hogan Lovells has introduced a diversity & inclusion (D&I) billable hour credit for US lawyers.

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