Creativity celebrated on World IP Day
World IP Day was celebrated on Friday with meetings and parties across the globe
The theme this year was “Creativity: the next generation”. WIPO marked the day with an exhibition and discussion on 3D printing.
Among the many events that took place on or around the day were:
WIPO Director General Francis Gurry broadcast a video message.
Microsoft published a video with two inventors talking about patents.
Nigerian Law IP Watch profiled 16 Nigerian inventors you should know.
EU Commissioner Michel Barnier made a statement on a seamless, integrated single market for IP rights.
US Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Robert D Hormats wrote a blog post on respecting IP rights.
Article One Partners profiled five outstanding inventors.
The Music Royalty Collection Society in Nepal held a procession.
The Patent Registry Office of Brunei ran an infomercial competition.
There were also some people who used the occasion to question the purpose and nature of IP protection.
Find out more, and view photos of events, on WIPO’s World IP Day page and on Facebook.
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