Global IP offices’ joint statement on International Women’s Day 2022: Gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow

In recognition of March 8 as International Women’s Day 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) joined over 20 intellectual property (IP) offices to share a joint statement celebrating the invaluable role of women in innovation and highlighting the need for further inclusion. 

This year’s International Women’s Day theme is “Gender Equality for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” The statement underscores the importance of supporting women in the IP realm and how advancing inclusion will pave the way for a better tomorrow. 

“Equality can only be achieved when the gender mix of those engaged in innovation and creativity and using our IP systems reflects the gender mix of our society. This will lead to a more sustainable, healthy, and balanced society, enriching life for everyone.” 

Read the complete joint statement for International Women’s Day on the USPTO website.