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 2018 World IP Day - April 26

 Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity


Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future.​

2018 Planned Events

Tech Nexus
April 26, 5:00 PM
Homer Maxey International Trade Center &
University of Hawaii – Manoa​
April 17, 9:00 AM​

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
April 18, 7:00 PM

New York​
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
April 26, 6:00 PM
Drexel Kline Institute of Trial Advocacy
April 26, 6:00 PM
San Diego
Qualcomm Thinkabit Lab
May 2, 11:30 AM

San Jose
Silicon Valley USPTO
April 21, 11:00 AM

May 15, 2:30 PM

The History of World IP Day   

World IP Day was launched in the year 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote and protect creative ideas, including music, art, trademarks, writings, and inventions.  The official date for World IP Day is April 26th, but events are held all over the world throughout the springtime.

How is World IP Celebrated?

World IP Day is celebrated all over the globe in the form of panels, receptions,  expos, and educational outreach for students of all ages.   AIPLA works with the USPTO and WIPO to expand those celebrations across the United States.  Local leads in cities across the U.S. work in teams that include local IP law associations, Chambers of Commerce, educational institutions, and educational non-profit organizations to put on these events to celebrate World IP Day.  

What are the scope of past events?   

Previous events range from panels for adults including attorneys and entreprenuers to events and contests for elementary, high school, college, and law students.  Each location's lead or team selects the event most appropriate to their community. 

Learn more about WIPO's worldwide events in recent years.

​AIPLA will be hosting events in celebration of World IP Day. Visit again soon for a complete listing of 2018 events.