World Intellectual Property Day - 26 April 2013


Every year on April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated in order to promote intellectual property (IP).

The World Intellectual Property Office's (WIPO's) member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP, including trademarks, designs, patents, utility models etc.

Each year, a special topic and focus is picked. This year's World Intellectual Property Day 2013 focuses on Creativity - the Next Generation.


For more information on this day and the different activities around the world, please see WIPO's website.