According to WIPO’s recent announcement, this year’s theme of World Intellectual Property Day is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”.
First, a brief info about World IP Day: World IP Day event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to offer a unique opportunity to consider the importance of intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyrights) as globally. Since this is an annual event, thousands of IP professionals, and offices & agencies (government agencies, universities, IP firms, businesses, etc.) participate in these series of events every year on April 26.
This year’s World IP Day event celebrates youth-led innovation and creativity. The perspectives and curiosity of the youth of today are the driving forces for innovation and change. There are around 1.8 billion young people in the world today and 90% of young people live in developing countries.
WIPO’s aim is to provide information & training to young people about trademark protection, innovation & patent protection, design rights, copyright, plant variety rights, geographical indications and trade secrets. By taking this opportunity, youth of today can transform their ideas into reality and then create jobs and advance their long-term ambitions.
During this year’s World IP Day events, concerns of young inventors and entrepreneurs will be discussed. Also, the ways to develop policies and programs that can support youth-led innovation and creativity will be another main topic of this year’s event.