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Woman tells UKIPO to catch up with the times after it rejects ‘queer’ TM

UK04-10-2019Saman Javed

A woman is campaigning for the UK Intellectual Property Office to update its policy after she was denied a trademark which contained the word “queer”.

Female barristers demand greater action on harassment

UK04-10-2019Rory O'Neill

The UK legal profession is plagued by a “culture of fear” around reporting sexual harassment and bullying, according to the country’s Association of Women Barristers.

Influential Women in IP: Sabre-tooth tigers, self-awareness and SCARF

03-10-2019Sarah Morgan

"You’re all influential women, you’re all leaders in your field. The best thing for leadership is to be self-aware,” said Alison French, managing director of consultancy Alto Solutions.

Female inventors double in last 20 years: UKIPO report

International, UK03-10-2019Sarah Morgan

Over the past 20 years, the proportion of female innovators worldwide has almost doubled, but there’s still a lot of work to do, according to a report released by the UK Intellectual Property Office.

Influential Women in IP: working in the major league and PTAB fairness

25-09-2019Sarah Morgan

There have always been talented women, but the decisions they’ve had to make in the past at law firms have meant that sometimes they leave the standard partnership track, never to return.

Influential Women in IP: how to break through the ‘glass wall’

UK13-09-2019Saman Javed

Maintaining a work-life balance while still getting recognition for professional achievements is a challenge for many women working in IP, but as discussed yesterday, September 12 at WIPR’s Influential Women in IP conference in London, there are ways to manage this problem.

Influential Women in IP: ‘male-shaped’ career path blocks women

UK12-09-2019Saman Javed

Christina Blacklaws, the immediate past president of The Law Society, delivered the keynote speech at WIPR’s Influential Women in IP conference today, September 12.

Ontario law society considers scrapping diversity rule

Canada11-09-2019Sarah Morgan

The Law Society of Ontario is expected to continue a debate today, September 11, which discusses whether a rule requiring members to outline their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion should be scrapped.

US lawmakers target patent diversity gap


A group of bicameral and bipartisan lawmakers last week introduced legislation to help close the patenting gap faced by women and minorities in the US.

USPTO seeks comments on women’s participation in patent system


The US Patent and Trademark Office is seeking public comments on the participation of women, minorities and veterans in entrepreneurship activities and the patent system.

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