World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2000 with the goal to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and industrial designs impact our daily life! Celebrate WIPD by attending an event near you! Via WIPO
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
This year, we’ll explore how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. We’ll look at how the intellectual property system supports innovation by attracting investment, rewarding creators, encouraging them to develop their ideas, and ensuring that their new knowledge is freely available so that tomorrow’s innovators can build on today’s new technology.
Learn more and find an event near you on this map!