IP Out is part of the wider IP Inclusive initiative being spearheaded by several Intellectual Property organisations (including CIPA, ITMA, the IP Federation, the UK IPO, and FICPI-UK) to increase diversity and equality within the IP profession.
IP Out aims to provide networking and socialising opportunities for LGBT people and their straight allies. You do not have to be a patent or trade mark attorney to join – anyone working in or around IP is welcome.
IP Out aims to host around four events each year. The events, which are open for all to attend, will be a mixture of talks and panel discussions as well as more informal social events.
If you are interested in learning more or would like to sign up to our mailing list, please visit our website, http://www.ipinclusive.org.uk/ip-out.html, to be kept informed of group news and the inaugural event (coming soon). Feel free to contact the IP Out committee at IPOutNetwork@gmail.com if you have any questions.