Following the announcement by my
colleague Alissa Rozen at our recent Global Awards Dinner, I'm
pleased to confirm that Managing IP has signed the charter, which was set up in December last year by
professionals working in IP who are committed to improving
equality, diversity and inclusivity in the IP community.
We join a range of UK-based companies and firms, as well as
the UK IPO and numerous associations, as signatories.
As well as hosting the charter, IP Inclusive promotes
awareness-raising, best practice and training on diversity. It
is running two webinars on unconscious bias next
month, for example.
As signatories, we will endeavour to meet the six targets set out in the charter, and
also use our position to promote awareness of it among other
potential signatories. We believe that greater awareness of
diversity and taking steps to be more inclusive can only
benefit the IP professions and indeed everyone who works in the
field. That's one of the reasons why we set up our Women in IP network.
Or equality, diversity and inclusion officer is Vicki
Taylor, who is our group event director and is a founding
member of the Diversity Task Force.
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