Date published: 7 June, 2020
As the world continues to react to the shocking death of George Floyd, CIPA is standing in solidarity with its black and minority ethnic staff and members and the work of IP Inclusive, particularly its network for black, Asian and minority ethnic professionals, IP & ME.
CIPA and its members strive to ensure equality for all users of the IP and wider legal system and will continue to promote diversity and inclusivity in the IP professions.
But the harrowing events in the USA and subsequent reaction in the UK and elsewhere give us all cause to reflect and consider how we can change. CIPA recognises that more needs to be done and will continue to work with IP Inclusive to improve under-representation, strengthen the roles of BAME allies and work towards removing racism and discrimination wherever it occurs. Racism has no place in our society.