We have another #SecretDiary excerpt!
In this post, CIPA's Immediate Past President, Andrea Brewster, writes about the recent CIPA and AIPLA Diversity in IP breakfast meeting:
13 June 2016
The breakfast is extremely well attended. I tell myself this is because an extremely lot of people are interested in diversity, and not because the breakfast is extremely free and therefore more attractive, today at least, than the Starbucks® down the road. The attendees include men, women and even some foreigners; a free breakfast is a great leveller. Also attending is a certain Mr Darren Smyth, who adds to the diversity on two scores: first, he is an IP Kat, and therefore the only representative of the wider animal kingdom, and second, he is wearing a waistcoat so multi-coloured that you feel like you’re looking at it through a prism. It is a joyous, vibrant waistcoat, the kind that happens when the people making it forget to stop, and it single-handedly raises diversity levels in the room by 300%. If I were a bloke, I might have to kill Mr Smyth and steal it. But I am not a bloke – see above.