We are pleased to inform you that Issue 21 of the European IPR Helpdesk Bulletin has been released and is now available online.

This Bulletin issue is dedicated to Women and Intellectual Property. The women presented are remarkable examples of personal and professional enthusiasm, consistent force and creativity, representing the diversity of the intellectual property professional area.

Ms. Kaori Saito, Gender and Diversity Specialist, discusses the past and future gender and IP initiatives of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Ms. Claire Bury, the Deputy Director General in DG CONNECT (European Commission) with responsibility for regulatory aspects of the Digital Single Market is giving us an overview on some key statistics and programmes related to women in the innovation sector.

A short article developed by our partners from Enterprise Europe Network introduces the Women Entrepreneurship Sector Group (WEG), an initiative offering tailored support to women entrepreneurs.

Read our interviews to discover the IP professional experiences of three women entrepreneurs and one scientist.

As always, the Bulletin reports information about past IPR events together with some fresh news on the Helpline service.

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