World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2018
Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity
Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.
This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. Every day women come up with game-changing inventions and life-enhancing creations that transform lives and advance human understanding from astrophysics to nanotechnology and from medicine to artificial intelligence and robotics. It's high time to pave the way for more and more women and girls all over the world to become enthusiastic about innovation and creativity.
Once again this year, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, in cooperation with the Patent Information Centres, is participating in numerous events around World Day. The events take place nationwide. You can find an overview of events on our German website.
Last updated: 16/07/18