CAIRO – 27 April 2022: The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated on April 26 of each year to shed light on the role that intellectual property plays in encouraging innovation and creativity.
The members of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced the day when the decision to establish the organization was released in 1970 the World Intellectual Property Day.
The World Intellectual Property Organization said that the celebration of that day aims to educate the public about the importance of the topic. According to the organization, most people are well versed in intellectual property, which includes patents, industrial designs, copyright and trademarks, but many people still see them as legal and business matters that do not interfere with their daily lives.
The organization set the objectives of the celebration, which are summarized in increasing awareness of the importance and impact of intellectual property on daily life, increasing understanding of how to protect intellectual property and its role in increasing creativity and innovation, celebrating innovators' creativity and contribution to the development of societies, and encouraging respect for intellectual property rights.
The World Intellectual Property Day 2022 also recognizes the enormous potential of young people to find new and better solutions that support the transition towards a sustainable future.
The theme of World Intellectual Property Day for 2022 was dedicated to "IP & Youth: Innovating for a Better Future", which particularly celebrates innovation and creativity among youth. The organization further explained that the World Intellectual Property Day 2022 is an opportunity for youth to explore how intellectual property rights can support their goals, help them turn their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs, and make a positive impact on the world around them.
With intellectual property rights, youth have access to some of the basic tools they need to advance their ambitions.
Throughout the campaign period, youth will be able to gain a better understanding of how the tools of the IP system can be used, and that includes trademarks, design rights, copyrights, patents, plant variety rights, geographical indications, trade secrets, etc., to support their ambitions to build a better future.