The XX Factor: Women & Trademark Law
Archived Webcast (3-view limit)
Duration: 60-75 minutes
According to the National Association for Law Placement’s (NALP) Foundation for Law Career Research and Education, two thirds of female associates leave a new law firm job within five years. American Bar Association statistics demonstrate that women represent only 20 percent of partners and an even more meager 17 percent of equity partners in law firms, and 2015 statistics suggest that representation of women lawyers has declined at the partner levels for national firms.
Unsurprisingly, IP firms with higher numbers of women at the top typically boast a culture where flexible work policies are used without fear of backlash. Firms have begun offering female attorneys dedicated sponsorship and education programs, as well as various women’s networks and diversity committees.
This 60-minute webcast highlights “rock star” women in trademark law, showcasing how they overcame challenges to achieve career accomplishments. Panelists will discuss suggestions on how to better retain and advance women IP lawyers in law firms. In addition, panelists will touch on the large number of women in trademark law, which was traditionally thought of as “pink collar law.”
If you purchased the live webcast, you have 3 complimentary views of the archive version. Please use the same link and credentials that were provided to you for the live webcast.
Dolores Moro, Senior Strategist, Education at INTA (United States)
Janice Bereskin, Partner at Bereskin & Parr (Canada)
Verena von Bomhard, Founder of Bomhard IP (Spain)
Kelly McCarthy, Partner at Sideman & Bancroft LLP (United States)
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