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Women in IP is a theme that stirred up a lot of interest on this weblog, as well as some rather childish comments from anonymous correspondents who really should have known better [for the whole saga see Katposts here, here, here and here]. Now the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) is holding its 2015 Women in IP Global Networking event next week, on Thursday 21 May 2015. According to Katfriend and Hogan Lovells partner Sarah Turner,
"The event is a meeting of IP professionals (in-house and private practice) located around the globe who practise IP law or regularly face IP issues in their business. This year, the event is taking place in more than 65 locations on the same day. The London event -- open to men and women -- will include a live link to simultaneous events across Europe and an informal panel discussion looking at diversity issues across various industries and practices. Our panel includes Toe Su Aung, Co-founder and Director of Elipe (and former INTA President) and Funke Abimbola, UK & Ireland Managing Counsel at Roche. The panel discussion will be followed by a drinks reception".If you'd like to be there, just email Michelle Menne (firstname.lastname@example.org), Alex Williams (email@example.com) or Sarah herself (firstname.lastname@example.org). The venue is Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2FG; registration begins at 5.30 pm for a 6.20 pm start.
Here you can read Michael Factor's account on the IP Factor. Joshua Jarvis was there too, as his post,"INTA.sucks: Brand Prophylaxis or Trademark “Protection” Racket?" on the Trademark and Copyright Law Blog indicates.Meanwhile the MARQUES Class 46 weblog proudly trumpets MARQUES's presence at the current Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of a new Act of the Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration, which is probably diplomatic in name only when one thinks of the hostilities and name-calling generated by this sensitive topic.
In case you missed the event ... Here, thanks to Neus Melich Checa (Departament de Cultura, Catalonia), are the video clips of the IP Symposium held at @artssantamonica earlier this year (you can check the program schedule here and the speakers here).