World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2013

Jane Lambert

The World Intellectual Property Organization is the specialist UN agency for intellectual property.  It was established by the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization ("WIPO Convention") which came into force on 26 April 1970. Ever since the anniversary has been celebrated throughout the world as World Intellectual Property Day.

The day is an opportunity to raise public awareness of intellectual property. Governments, intellectual property offices, trade associations, professional associations, patent and trade mark agencies, law firms, barristers' chambers, universities and schools around the world hold seminars, workshops, exhibitions and other events to celebrate the day.  Here are some suggestions from the WIPO as well as records of the events from previous years.

The WIPO has a special Facebook page for World Intellectual Property Day to publicize this year's events. Each year has a different theme and this year it will be "Creativity the Next Generation".

This is the first year that 4-5 Gray's Inn Square IP Group has been able to celebrate the day.   Our main contribution will be a workshop on The Patent Box in conjunction with the Liverpool Inventors Club at the offices of Jackson & Canter LLP at 88 Church Street, Liverpool, L1 3AY on Monday 29 April 2013 at 18:00.  The principal speaker will be Vince Walker, tax partner of BDO LLP.

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World IP Day Events

Robert Gordon University, Exhibition and lecture "IP and Photographs - Recent Developments".

26 April 2013 Faculty of Advocates and Law Society of Scotland "World IP Day Conference"

29 April 2013 Liverpool Inventors Club workshop on the Patent Box, Vince Walker, BDO

24 April 2013 IPAN Lord Younger "How clear IP rights for Innovation and Brands help export-led growth"

26 April 2013   British Library: Julie Boadilla "Beginner's guide to intellectual property"


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