Basic Information about World IP Day
World Intellectual Property Day (World IP Day) is an annual event observed on April 26 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.
Observed on: April 26
Organized by: WIPO
Introduced in: 2001 (First Observation)
About World Intellectual Property (IP) Day
Every year April 26 is observed as World Intellectual Property Day. The aim of the event is 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 is the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.
The General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) decided to celebrate a day as World Intellectual Property Day (World IP Day). In 2000, WIPO established World IP Day and the first World IP Day was celebrated in the year 2001.
Activities and Programs on World Intellectual Property (IP) Day
Many programs are conducted on this day to spread the awareness about patents, copyright, trademarks and designs. Also, programs on this day aims to promote new creations and innovations. Programs are conducted on the basis of theme selected for the year. Many organizations organize social media campaigns and other campaigns to promote theme of the year.
Theme for World Intellectual Property (IP) Day
World Intellectual Property Day 2021 Theme is “Taking your ideas to the market“
World Intellectual Property Day 2020 Theme was “Innovate for a Green Future”
World IP Day 2019 Theme was “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports“
World IP Day 2018 Theme was “Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity“
2017 Theme: Innovation – Improving Lives
2016 Theme: Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
2015 Theme: Get Up, Stand Up. For Music
2014 Theme: Movies – a Global Passion
2013 Theme: Creativity – The Next Generation
2012 Theme: Visionary Innovators
2011 Theme: Designing the Future
2010 Theme: Innovation – Linking the World
2009 Theme: Green Innovation
2008 Theme: Celebrating innovation and promoting respect for intellectual property
2007 Theme: Encouraging Creativity
2006 Theme: It Starts With an Idea
2005 Theme: Think, Imagine, Create
2004 Theme: Encouraging Creativity
2003 Theme: Make Intellectual Property Your Business
2002 Theme: Encouraging Creativity
2001 Theme: Creating the Future Today