Celebrating Intellectual Property.

Every year on April 26, the world comes together to celebrate the roles Intellectual Property (IP) plays in promoting innovations and creativity in different sectors. #WorldIntellectualPropertyDay2020.

The theme for this year is “Innovate for a Green Future”, carefully selected to remind the public of its role in making the environment safe and friendly for everyone, by creating a balance between innovation and sustainability of the environment.

Address by the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Frances Gurry.

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity.

On World Intellectual Property Day 2020, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry highlights the critical importance of green innovation ☀️🌳🌱 to address #climatechange.

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In 2000, WIPO’s member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP. Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.

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Here are ways to get involved with the World Intellectual Property Day.


Join the conversation on social media using hashtag #worldipday


Download campaign materials from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) social media kit.


Join the virtual free legal clinic, themed, ‘Innovation and IP’ by AELEX. In celebration of the World Intellectual Property Day, AELEX is organising a virtual free legal clinic, themed, ‘Innovation and IP’ scheduled to hold by 12:30 pm on 28 April 2020.  Follow the link here to register for the event: https://lnkd.in/dbBU3QJ #worldIPDay



If you are a University Student, you can take part in the Banwo & Ighodalo World Intellectual Property Day Creative Writing Competition, in anticipation of the 2020 WIPO World Intellectual Property Day. The competition is open to university students only and the submission deadline is April 26, 2020.



Follow the discussion on Saturday, April 25 across the NTA Network at 8:00 am. Watch the TV premiere of U.S. supported, FISHBONE a tale of pharmaceutical counterfeiting. An Editi Effiong film, starring Shaffy Bello.



Join Legum Lawyered on Webinar on Intellectual Property (IP) ISSUES IN A DIGITAL ECONOM.Date: Apr 26, 2020 Time: 03:00 PM Africa/LagosJoin Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 787 8061 1070



Suggested virtual activities for World IP Day

Host an Online Webinar or a workshop on Intellectual Property

Create an online competition

Host a podcast around IP issues

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World IP Day 2020 Pledge Map – Make your commitment to a green future. Sign the World IP Day pledge map 

  Join today,  one pledge at a time, in building a pathway to a green future. Whether you are a corporation, a government office, a research institution, a charitable foundation, or whether you are a start-up, an inventor, a researcher or simply a concerned individual, sign the World IP Day pledge map today and help build a greener tomorrow.


Join at Startup Buddy for a series of Webinars on #WorldIPDay2020 on 26th April 2020 by clicking on the links:

‘Impact of IP on Valuation’

‘How Important is IP for an investor’

‘IP for Artist & Creative People’


Create Facebook Frames: Support World IP Day by changing your profile photo.


Get to know more about Intellectual Property by registering and taking the DL101Ev2 – DL-101 General Course on Intellectual Property, PCT_101E – DL101PCT Distance Learning Course: Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty, DL001E – DL-001 Primer on Intellectual Property online courses from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Academy. Register

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