World Intellectual Property (IP) Day

Date: April 26

Organized By: WIPO

Categories: General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Civil Services Exam, Bank Exams, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams

World 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. In 2000, WIPO established World Intellectual Property Day and the first World IP Day was celebrated in the year 2001.


2017: Innovation – Improving Lives

2016: Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined

2015: Get Up, Stand Up. For Music

2014: Movies – a Global Passion

2013: Creativity – The Next Generation

2012: Visionary Innovators

2011: Designing the Future

2010: Innovation – Linking the World

2009: Green Innovation

2008: Celebrating innovation and promoting respect for intellectual property

2007: Encouraging Creativity

2006: It Starts With an Idea

2005: Think, Imagine, Create

2004: Encouraging Creativity

2003: Make Intellectual Property Your Business

2002: Encouraging Creativity

2001: Creating the Future Today

Actions and Programs

Many programs are conducted on this day to spread the awareness about patents, copyright, trademarks and designs. Also the programs aims at promoting new creations and innovations. Programs are conducted on the basis of theme selected for the year. Campaigns are done in social media and other places to promote theme for the year.


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