World Intellectual Property Day 2021
April 26, 2021 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
This annual international event is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Intellectual property and small businesses: Taking big ideas to market.”
The program will include two live panels: the first will include representatives of small businesses who will share their IP stories; the second will focus on the resources available to assist small businesses with their IP needs.
Other organizations participating in this event include the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center, and the Licensing Executives Society International.
Also, this year, the USPTO will be cooperating with the United States Copyright Office (USCO) by sharing speakers from both agencies—both at this event and at the USCO’s World IP Day event.
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Thank you to all of the partners supporting this event!
OTHER WORLD IP DAY EVENTS
IPO Education Foundation Webinar Series: Behind the IDEA.
World IP Day Webinar
April 26, 5-6pm ET
For a comprehensive list of World IP Day events, please see WIPO's World Intellectual Property Day Virtual Events Calendar.
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