Thursday, April 26, 2007
World Intellectual Property Day
Most people are aware of intellectual property (IP) - of copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks. But many still view these as business or legal concepts with little relevance to their own lives. To address this gap, WORLD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ORGANISATION (WIPO) ’s Member decided in 2000 to designate an annual World Intellectual Property Day. They chose April 26, the date on which the Convention establishing WIPO originally entered into force in 1970.
a message from WIPO Director General Kamir Idris.
“World Intellectual Property Day is an opportunity to encourage people to think about the role played by intellectual property in everyday life, and about its importance in stimulating and safeguarding innovation and creativity”. ..
- Quotes about Creativity
- Poster and bookmark
- "Encouraging creativity and innovation" video spot [Windows Media Player]
- Background and Objectives
- Suggested Activities
Some stuff from…CIPO
It starts with an idea …
Bank of Speakers
Canadian Women's Contribution to Innovation
7 good reasons to protect your intellectual property rights
Taking advantage of your idea or invention
Intellectual property gives you the edge
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