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Celebrating World IP Day

World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated today, on 26 April, with the aim to increase awareness of the importance of IP rights for stimulating innovation and creativity.

The 2017 theme focuses on "how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer and more comfortable, turning problems into progress", says WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation).

The World Intellectual Property Day was established in 2000. It is celebrated on the same date as when the WIPO Convention came into force back in 1970. Read more