Pride is a celebration of progress, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to raising the profile of LGBT+ trade mark practitioners and creating a .. Read more more inclusive and diverse profession. Our panel will discuss what Pride means to them, why openness and acceptance in the profession is key and how to come out and bring all of who you are to the workplace. Mark began his career working in IP law firms, including FieldFisher, Nucleus IP and Rouse, before making the move in-house to join The Coca-Cola Company in 2006 where he assisted in the management of their IP portfolio across Europe. Al is a Senior Hearing Officer at the UK IPO, currently on secondment to the IPO’s legal team as a Senior Legal Advisor. Al is co-chair of the IPO’s LGBT+ network, iPride, and sits on the IPO D&I Steering Board. Al also sits on the Civil Service Wales LGBT+ group, South Wales LGBT+ Network Chairs Group (which includes civil service, third sector and private companies) and the IP Out Committee (under the IP Inclusive umbrella).
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