World IP Day
On 26 April each year, World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated to raise awareness of intellectual property rights and how patents, trade marks, designs and copyright play an important role in encouraging innovation and creativity.
This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched its “Reach for Gold” campaign, which explores how innovation, creativity and IP rights protect and support the development of sports. You can find out more about this year’s theme here.
World Intellectual Property Day was created by WIPO in 2000, to celebrate the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies around the world. 26 April was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day as it is the date that the founding convention, which established WIPO, came into force in 1970.
We’re joining in the global party with our own branded cake – happy World IP Day!
Tidman Legal is a firm of specialist intellectual property lawyers based in Edinburgh, Scotland.