IP Inclusive is the collective initiative of the intellectual property (IP) professions to encourage diversity and inclusion.
We provide support for members of the trade mark profession and their families during times of financial hardship via our Benevolent Fund.
LawCare is the charity that promotes and supports good mental health and wellbeing across the legal community in the UK and Ireland.
Jonathan’s Voice aims to improve mental health throughout the IP professions.
A new network supporting those in non-traditional families with practical advice and the opportunity to share experiences has been launched by IP Inclusive.
LawCare’s chair expresses hope for ‘meaningful, long-lasting change’ in approach to mental health and wellbeing following study into mental health in the legal profession.
“If you are interested in the judiciary in any capacity, becoming an Appointed Person is a uniquely good first step.”
A range of communities can help address life’s complexity, explains Andrea Brewster.
Five proven and practical ideas for increasing diversity in your firm.
A safety net for you, your family and your colleagues, our Benevolent Fund has supported people in our profession financially when they most needed it.
“The task for everyone, straight or not, is to make sure that the culture of the firm is as welcoming, inclusive and warm as possible so people feel able to say something about themselves.”
Supporting mental health in the workplace is a duty and responsibility for employers, yet many organisations find it difficult to know where to start.
How can senior leaders in IP implement strategies that create a healthy workplace for colleagues? A new guide from mental health charity Jonathan’s Voice shares some best practice.
Challenging obstacles to career progression for women, our International Women’s Day panel challenged and laid out some ideas for things that need to change in the IP sector.
“Don’t feel guilty about taking time off. It is the responsible thing to do.” We take a look at how to remedy some of the situations that can make it hard for us to switch off from work.
There’s an easy to way to learn where your organisation stands on diversity, explains Andrea Brewster.
LawCare provided emotional support to some 1,000 legal professionals in the past year, with anxiety accounting for a rise in calls to the support service.
Practical strategies to help you manage and protect your mental health and promote positive wellbeing in yourself and those around you.
Colin Bailey challenges us all to engage with the subject of culture and belief in the workplace
Understand how to recognise the signs of poor mental health and be confident enough to address it by reading the latest guide by mental health charity Jonathan’s Voice.
What changes can you make to improve the way you feel at work and why you’re not alone when you feel drained after a day of Zoom, Skype or Teams.
We investigate how you can bring more meaning and motivation to your day-to-day work.
A recent boost to social mobility in IP may have come from an unexpected quarter.
Let’s find ways to turn it to our advantage, says Andrea Brewster.
Everyone must be a proactive ally if we are to put an end to racism, writes Hannah Burrows.
Elizabeth Rimmer outlines the value of emotional support service.
Mandy Laurie offers some observations on supporting employees through this natural (but not yet normalised) process
The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the vital role of first responders in safeguarding our society, but don’t ignore their importance in your organisation too.
Support for diversity and inclusion or simply opportunistic “rainbow-washing”? What does the adoption of the rainbow mean for the credibility of an iconic symbol?