WIPO has announced the World Intellectual Property Day 26 April 2016, celebrating digital creativity across the world.
This year the theme is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” – how now, more than ever, it is essential to find the right balance between rewarding creators for their work whilst ensuring this work reaches as many people as possible. From the WIPO press release:
“WIPO’s member states initiated World IP Day in 2000 to raise public awareness about the role of IP in daily life, and to celebrate the contribution made by innovators and creators to the development of societies across the globe.”
“This year the World IP Day community is invited to share reports, images and videos from their own World IP Day celebrations on Facebook and other social media platforms with the hashtag #WorldIPDay.”
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations and is ‘the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation’