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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your name by 4 May.
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.
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.
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.
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.