Tomorrow is World IP Day, sponsored by the World Intellectual Property Organization, for those of you intrigued by trademarks, patents, copyright, and any creation of the mind known as intellectual property. This year, the theme is Designing for the Future. WIPO Director General Francis Gurry describes design as “the language of communication of objects,” helping to communicate both function and esthetics.
Design crosses so many categories, from dance, to music, theater, fashion, and technology. Learning the protections available for your creative talent is right at your fingertips!
The aims of World IP Day are:
- to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life;
- to increase understanding of how protecting IP rights helps promote creativity and innovation;
- to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe;
- to encourage respect for the IP rights of others
Click here for the events and activities World IP Member states are holding to encourage and educate on the field of intellectual property.