London Bowling Social – 14th May!

Where: All Star Lanes Holborn, WC1B 

When: Monday 14th May, 7.30pm

Please join us at All Star Lanes Holborn on at 7.30pm on 14 May for a night of food, drinks, and bowling! For those attending the CIPA Informals lecture at CIPA Hall at 5.30pm, we will head there together on foot afterwards.

The night will begin with food and drinks at 7.30pm, followed by two rounds of bowling. You will need only bring money for food (menu here) and drinks – the bowling itself will kindly be paid for by the CIPA Informals. 

Places are very limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis – please sign up by emailing johamp@mathys-squire.com with your name by 4 May.

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Your London social secs

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IP Inclusive – Careers in Ideas Event, Tuesday 10 April, 2018

Careers in Ideas

IP Inclusive, in association with CIPA, CITMA and our headline sponsor Dehns, invite you to the launch of Careers In Ideas on Tuesday 10 April, 2018.  The launch will be held at the home of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE.

Careers in Ideas is an initiative that was created for anyone considering – or who might consider – a career in the world of intellectual property, and for those who support them in their choices: careers advisers, teachers and parents.

This launch event gives everyone the opportunity to see the Careers in Ideas resources and take part in a discussion regarding the next steps to disseminate this information and help to increase diversity in IP.   We welcome not only IP professionals and their colleagues, but also professionals from the education, careers and outreach sectors.

Doors open at 5.30 pm, with welcome drinks and networking.  IP Inclusive leader, Andrea Brewster, will open the event at 6 pm.  Guests will have the opportunity to hear about how Careers In Ideas came about, including a presentation showcasing the Careers In Ideas website and resources.  This will be followed by a panel discussion with, we hope, lots of audience participation.  With the formalities out of the way by about 7.15 pm, we will enjoy a launch party with drinks and canapes.

To register your attendance, please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-in-ideas-launch-event-tickets-44018844549

We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Careers in Ideas is a powerful, profession-wide outreach initiative which can add strength and credibility to individual organisations’ recruitment efforts.  We hope, therefore, that this showcase event will be of interest and value to all IP professionals.

 

 

 

CIPA Informals Aberdeen – Get in touch!

If you would like to be notified about upcoming CIPA Informals events in Aberdeen, please get in touch with the new Aberdeen Regional Secretary, Heather McKenna (h.mckenna@lincoln-ip.com).

All are welcome, so please get in touch!

Axe Throwing @ CIPA Informals North West Social! – Now with £2 rebate and free drinks – 20/3/18

When: 20th March 2018, 6.15pm

Where: Whistlepunks Urban Axe Throwing, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

Any trainees are welcome to attend, but EQE candidates may find the axe throwing activity particularly cathartic. Trademark trainees are also welcome to attend, but are not entitled to a refund, sorry!

Please note that the consumption of any alcohol prior to axe throwing is strongly discouraged, as per the Whistlepunks FAQ

Following the activity we will go to one of the excellent bars in the area for a debrief, including a free drink.

Please book on your own initiative (£20) at the Whistlepunks website, (For group put CIPA Informals or similar). Please indicate attendance either via the Facebook group or by email to Adam Hope. A £2 Rebate will be provided on presentation of your Whistlepunks receipt, which is required for Informals Accounting purposes.

UKIPO with the Informals – 2018 Visit

It is once again that time of the year! The Informals Committee and the UKIPO are once again preparing for the Informals trip to the Patent Office in Newport. However, this year the team has decided to let Trainees decide which topics they would like to hear about during the visit!

Below you will find a list of topics. Using the voting options, the team would be grateful if Trainees could please vote for which topic they would like to hear about during the 2018 Trip.

 

If anyone has any questions or requires further information, please do not hesitate to send us an email to cipainformalsvisits@gmail.com.

We look forward to seeing your answers.

Axe Throwing @ CIPA Informals North West Social! – 20/3/18

When: 20th March 2018, 6.15pm

Where: Whistlepunks Urban Axe Throwing, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester

All trainees are welcome to attend, but EQE candidates may find the axe throwing activity particularly cathartic.

Please note that the consumption of alcohol prior to axe throwing is strongly discouraged, as per the Whistlepunks FAQ.

Following the activity we will go to one of the excellent bars in the area for a debrief.

Please book on your own initiative (£20) at the Whistlepunks website, and indicate attendance either via the Facebook group or by email to Adam Hope.

 

CIPA Informals: North East Social – 8/2/18

8th Feb NE Social

When: Thursday 8th February 2018, 6.30pm onwards

Where: The Waiting Rooms, Westgate Road, NE1 5SG, Newcastle

For more details please contact Elliot Stephens.

CIPA INFORMALS NORTH WEST JANUARY SOCIAL: NQ AND BEYOND – 18/01/18

18th Jan NW Social

When: Thursday 18th Jan, 18:00
Where: MACKIE MAYOR, EAGLE STREET, MANCHESTER

An opportunity to work off some Christmas indulgences and to fret about EQEs, starting at Makie Mayor Indoor Market and making our way to Kosmonaut.

Confirming attendance on the CIPA Informals Facebook event or via email guarantees a complementary welcome drink.

For more details please contact Adam Hope.

Glasgow Informals Social! 12/01/18

Glasgow Social January 2018

Where: Shilling Brewing Company, 92 W George St, Glasgow G2 1PJ

When: Friday 12th January, 7pm onwards

For more details please contact Kate Appleby (kate.m.appleby@gmail.com) or Rebecca Douglas (rebeccadouglas2@gmail.com).

Reminder – Christmas Party at CIPA – Tonight!

Don’t forget that the Informals Christmas Party is happening tonight!  Please come along to CIPA from 5.30pm.

 We will kick off the evening with (complimentary) drinks, snacks and the occasional Christmas tune at CIPA, before continuing on to the nearby Inn of Court on Holborn. 

 We look forward to seeing many of you there.

 Cheers

 David and James (Informals Social Secretaries)