World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is observed next on Friday, April 26th, 2024 (4 days from today).

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World Intellectual Property Day celebrated a variety of events and activities worldwide to increase people’s awareness and understanding of intellectual property (IP). World Intellectual Property Day is sometimes known as World IP Day, was on April 26th each year.

History of World Intellectual Property Day

At the United Nations, World Intellectual Property Organization or WIPO in abbreviation is an agency that is specialized in developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system to reward creativity, stimulate innovation, and contribute to economic development and protect the interests of others as well.

In 2000, WIPO informed to established World Intellectual Property Day per year to address the perceived gap between IP as a business/legal concept and its relevance to people's lives. April 26th was chosen as the date the convention establishing WIPO entered into force for the first time in 1970.

WIPO plays an important role in organizing World Intellectual Property Day. Activities, events and campaigns on World Intellectual Property Day aim to raise public awareness of what intellectual property rights really mean and to demonstrate how the property system The intellect that drives not only music, art, and entertainment, but all the products and technological innovations that help shape the world.

How to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) works with various government agencies, community groups and individuals to organize various events and activities on World Intellectual Property Day every year. Below are some typical activities and events:

  • Concerts or other public performances are celebrated around the theme of World Intellectual Property Day, with performers delivering messages that encourage respect for creators and creativity.
  • Take part in some essay contests for the young relating to intellectual property, innovation, piracy, counterfeiting and other similar issues.
  • There are several of free seminars or lectures in universities in order to raise awareness of intellectual property and its benefits among students, faculty and researchers.
  • Organize exhibit in museums, art galleries, schools and other educational institutions, with presentations explaining the connection between exhibition, innovation and intellectual property.

Some local offices about intellectual and copyright may choose the beginning date on or around April 26th to promote World Intellectual Property Day. Some educational institutions may choose it as a time to honor the works of a notable inventor, artist, designer or entrepreneur and link discussions with the important role of intellectual property.


World Intellectual Property Day has been observed annually on April 26th.


Tuesday, April 26th, 2022

Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

Friday, April 26th, 2024

Saturday, April 26th, 2025

Sunday, April 26th, 2026

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