About the Day
World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World Intellectual Property Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of Intellectual Property.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the United Nations agency dedicated to the use of intellectual property (patents, copyright, trademarks, designs, etc.) as a means of stimulating innovation and creativity.
The Mission: The mission is to promote innovation and creativity for the economic, social and cultural development of all countries, through a balanced and effective international intellectual property system.
WIPO's nine strategic goals were adopted by our member states in December 2009 in the first phase of a comprehensive strategic realignment process within the Organization.
Balanced Evolution of the International Normative Framework for IP
Provision of Premier Global IP Services
Facilitating the Use of IP for Development
Coordination and Development of Global IP Infrastructure
World Reference Source for IP Information and Analysis
International Cooperation on Building Respect for IP
Addressing IP in Relation to Global Policy Issues
A Responsive Communications Interface between WIPO, its Member States and All Stakeholders
An Efficient Administrative and Financial Support Structure to Enable WIPO to Deliver its Programs
Theme: Creativity: The Next Generation
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