The theme of today’s World Intellectual Property Day is ‘Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity’. The celebration is designed to specifically recognise the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future – and also acknowledge some of the hurdles that must be overcome.
For the intellectual property industry, World IP Day is a highlight of the calendar. Many awareness campaigns are planned over the next 24 hours, including those from WIPO, the USPTO, the Canadian IP Office, and the AIPLA. Each will focus on the experiences of women in the industry, and the speaker line-up includes inventors, entrepreneurs and artists with registered IP.
To explore the theme in more detail, and gain a trademark industry perspective, World Trademark Review invited a number of the industry’s leading lights to share their reflections on both the theme and diversity in the trademark field, and to consider whether the community could do more to support innovative and creative women. Their comments can be read by clicking the links below:
- In-house perspectives on diversity in the trademark industry – featuring contributions from attorneys at Microsoft, King, Novartis, The Chemours Company, Quality King Distributors, and AkzoNobel;
- Private practice perspectives on diversity in the trademark industry – featuring contributions from experts at Fish & Richardson, Clancy PC + Brion Raffoul, Daniel Legal & IP Strategy, Debevoise & Plimpton, R K Dewan & Co, and DLA Piper.
As ever, we’d like to hear your viewpoint on this important topic. You can leave a comment below, share your thoughts on social media, or email us.