World Intellectual Property Day

In 2000, World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World Intellectual Property Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP. Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.

World IP Day 2021 “IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market”

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

World IP Day 2021 campaign takes a closer look to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that operate across the globe every day started with an idea that took shape in someone’s mind and made its way to market. Celebration of this year highlights the many inspiring inventors and creators around the world who translate their ideas into the products and services and pave the road to IP commercialisation. For details of World IP Day 2021, please visit WIPO’s webpage: www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday.

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