World Intellectual Property Day observed globally on April 26

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”.

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The theme of World Intellectual Property Day 2020 is “Innovate for a Green Future”.

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: Francis Gurry.

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