May 30, 2024
  • The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every year on April 26.
  • The day aims to raise awareness about intellectual property (IP) rights and its role in encouraging innovation and creativity to make the world a better place.
  • The day was first celebrated by the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) in 2000 with a focus on creating sustainable solutions.
  • The official theme for 2024 is “IP and the SDGs: Building Our Common Future with Innovation and Creativity”.

ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

  • Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce.
  • It primarily encompasses copyrights, patents and trademarks.

ABOUT WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (WIPO):

  • Established in 1967
  • Membership: 193-member states,
  • Director General: Daren Tang,
  • Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
  • India joined WIPO in 1975.
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