World Intellectual Property Day: 26 April

World Intellectual Property Day is observed globally on April 26 every year. It was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 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 world”.

Theme 2021: ‘Intellectual property and small businesses: Taking big ideas to market’.

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History of World Intellectual Property Day:

WIPO proclaimed, 26 April was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day because it coincides with the date on which the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Headquarters of the World Intellectual Property OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland.
  • CEO of World Intellectual Property Organization: Daren Tang.

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