World Intellectual Property Day is observed on 26 April

World Intellectual Property Day is observed on 26 April

   Kautilya Academy    27-04-2020

World Intellectual Property Day provides an opportunity for IP offices, enterprises, and inventors to discuss and connect with each other about new innovations that will help to shape the world and improve the living of people.

World Intellectual Property Day is observed on 26 April every year. The day is observed to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

Aim:
World Intellectual Property Day provides an opportunity for IP offices, enterprises, and inventors to discuss and connect with each other about new innovations that will help to shape the world and improve the living of people.

Theme:
The World Intellectual Property Day 2020 carves a pathway to a green future. Hence, WIPO organizes a campaign "Innovate for a green future" that aims to create awareness about the need to preserve the environment.

History:
The World Intellectual Property Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000. The aim of the observation of the day is to create 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. The date, 26th April, was chosen as on that day the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.

World Intellectual Property Organization:
Established on: 14 July 1967
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
Director-General: Francis Gurry
Member States: 191
WIPO is one of the 15 specialized agencies of the United Nations (UN). WIPO was established to encourage creative activity, to promote the protection of intellectual property throughout the world.

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