World IP Day 2015: “Get up, stand up. For Music”
Each April 26 since 2000, organizations and individuals around the globe celebrate the World Intellectual Property (IP) Day to promote the important role that IP plays in encouraging innovation and creativity.
In 2000, the member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of raising people’s awareness and understanding of intellectual property.
The designated theme for the World IP Day this year is “Get up, stand up. For Music,” to focus on some of the changes that the music industry is facing today, from creation to dissemination and access by the public.
Each year, WIPO collaborates with partners worldwide to the organize events and activities to promote the World IP Day. Several Latin American governmental and private entities, universities and associations in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador and Venezuela will hold events including conferences, lectures, forums and workshops for the World IP Day this year.
For more information about the World IP Day and the events being held in different countries, please visit http://www.wipo.int/ip-outreach/en/ipday/.