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World Intellectual Property Day - April 26
Most people are aware of intellectual property (IP) - of copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks. But many still view these as business or legal concepts with little relevance to their own lives. To address this gap, WIPO’s Member States decided in 2000 to designate an annual World Intellectual Property Day. They chose April 26, the date on which the Convention establishing WIPO originally entered into force in 1970.
Each year, WIPO and its Member States celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with activities, events and campaigns. These seek to increase public understanding of what IP really means, and to demonstrate how the IP system fosters not only music, arts and entertainments, but also all the products and technological innovations that help to shape our world.
WIPO issues a message from the Director General each year, broadcasts a short publicity spot on international television channels, and dispatches posters and other promotional materials to IP offices and organizations. Reports of activities organized by Member States are published on this site.
The aims of World IP Day are:
Events and Activities
Member States and organizations are encouraged to send brief reports of the events and activities organized in their country to celebrate World IP Day to WorldIPDay@wipo.int. Summaries of the reports are published on this site.
We also welcome submissions of video content covering World IP Day events and activities through our YouTube channel.
World IP Day Web Gallery
WIPO's World IP Day Web Gallery displays colorful examples of posters and publicity materials from around the world. IP Offices and organizations are invited to send copies of their posters, in PDF format. WIPO regrets that it is not possible to display all posters submitted.