Today is world intellectual property day. It is observed every year in 26 April. It is established by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation). In 2000 WIPO established it to raise awareness regarding Trademarks, Patents, Copyright, Industrial Design. The main goal is to make people understand how they influence our daily life. 26 April was chosen for World Intellectual Property Day because it was the date when the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.
Following a statement made at the Assembly of the Member States of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in September 1998, the Director General of the National Algerian Institute for Industrial Property (INAPI) proposed on 7 April 1999 the institutionalisation of an international day for intellectual property, with the aim of
"setting up a framework for broader mobilization and awareness, opening up access to the promotional aspect of innovation and recognizing the achievements of promoters of intellectual property throughout the world."
On 9 August 1999, the Chinese delegation to the WIPO proposed the adoption of the "World Intellectual Property Day"
"in order to further promote the awareness of intellectual property protection, expand the influence of intellectual property protection across the world, urge countries to publicize and popularize intellectual property protection laws and regulations, enhance the public legal awareness of intellectual property rights, encourage invention-innovation activities in various countries and strengthen international exchange in the intellectual property field".
In October 1999, the General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) approved the idea of declaring a particular day as a World Intellectual Property Day.
This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future.
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