World IP Day Celebrations

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April. The event was established by the WIPO in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”.  April 26 was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the WIPO entered into force in 1970. Each year the IP Day celebrations are conducted all over the world with particular theme. Theme of World IP Day celebrations as as follows.

2001 – Creating the Future Today

2002 – Encouraging Creativity

2003 – Make Intellectual Property Your Business

2004 – Encouraging Creativity

2005 – Think, Imagine, Create

2006 – It Starts With An Idea

2007 – Encouraging Creativity

2008 – Celebrating innovation and promoting respect for intellectual property

2009 – Green Innovation

2010 – Innovation : Linking the world

2011 – Designing the future

2012 – Visionary innovators

2013 – Creativity: the next generation

2014 – Movies : a global passion

2015 – Get up, Stand up for music

2016 – Digital creativity : culture re-imagined                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

IUCIPRS has been conducting World IP Day celebrations since 2011.

 

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