World Intellectual Property Day

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News: World Intellectual Property Day is observed every year on April 26.

Facts:

  • Background: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established it in 2000. April 26th marks the date when the ‘Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization’ entered into force in 1970.
  • 2020 Theme: Innovate for a green future.

Additional Facts:

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

  • It is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation.It was established in 1967
  • It is a self-funding agency of the United Nations with 192 member states.
  • It’s aim is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international IP system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all.