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IPAN 2023 World IP Day celebration: “Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity”

Wednesday 26 April, 2023, 4pm-6.30pm

The Burton Room, Institute of Directors, 116 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5ED 

John Ogier, Chairman of the Intellectual Property Awareness Network (IPAN), invites you to celebrate World IP day discussing this year’s WIPO theme: “Women and IP: accelerating innovation and creativity”, with a panel of expert speakers.

‘Women in all regions are shaping the world through their imagination, ingenuity and hard work, but often face significant challenges in accessing the knowledge, skills, resources and support they need to thrive.’ (WIPO)

Our expert speakers include:

  • Andrea Brewster OBE, Lead Executive Officer of IP inclusive and former President of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • Kristen Tapping, Entrepreneur and Product Design Engineer, currently developing GoRolloe, a start-up that creates air filtration devices for vehicles to capture harmful particulate matter in urban areas
  • Sarah Talland, partner and trade mark attorney with Potter Clarkson LLP; Sarah’s clients cover a variety of sectors and all aspects of trade mark protection and enforcement
  • Dr Bola Olabisi FRSA, Chief Executive Officer, GlobalWIIN UK (Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network) with Patience Nwodu, GlobalWIIN and IPAN Award Winner, creator of Chibu Reusable Carriers
  • Associate Professor Dr. Janice Denoncourt, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University and Author of Intellectual Property, Finance and Corporate Governance (2018).

Join with our panel of experts to celebrate the successes of women in the creative world and discuss the challenges they face in accessing IP.

  • Networking opportunities and a selection of light refreshments and drinks after the panel discussion.
  • Tickets £75 (free for IPAN members)
  • Space is limited and so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible to [email protected]

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