April 26 – World Intellectual Property Day

Today is World Intellectual Property Day, a time to celebrate the role that intellectual property protections play in allowing digital creativity and innovation to thrive. Entrepreneurs, artists, and people with ideas for new products can benefit from learning their rights and taking action.

This year, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) explores how innovation is making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable, turning problems into progress. They will be looking at how the intellectual property system supports innovation by attracting investment, rewarding creators, encouraging them to develop their ideas, and ensuring that their new knowledge is freely available so that tomorrow’s innovators can build on today’s new technology.