26 April 2017

Seventeen years ago, the World Intellectual Property Organization introduced World IP Day in an effort to raise awareness of the role intellectual property rights (patents, trade marks, registered designs and copyright) play in our everyday lives. In turn, we celebrate the contribution innovators and artists have made to the development of our society on a global scale. Now, World IP Day unites hundreds of thousands of people across 180 countries.

This year’s theme explores how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable. We look at how the intellectual property system supports innovation by attracting investment and rewarding creators, encouraging them to develop their ideas. This ensures their knowledge is freely available so tomorrow’s innovators can build on today’s new technology.

Today, we have three celebratory updates to share:

From us to you, happy World IP Day!

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