World IP day 2016 – Digital Creativity Culture Reimagined
Every April 26, the World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated around the globe to promote discussion of the role of IP in encouraging innovation and creativity.
The World IP Day is celebrated since 2000, when 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 IP.
Each year, WIPO collaborates with partners worldwide to the organize events and activities to promote the World IP Day. To find out if any World IP Day event is taking place in your city/country, visit WIPO´s world event map.
This year’s World IP Day theme is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” and seeks to host a global forum to discuss how the Wi-Fi era is transforming how consumable culture is created, distributed and enjoyed in markets that are expanding far beyond national boundaries. This change requires flexible, adaptive IP systems to help ensure that the artists and creative industries in today´s digital universe can be properly paid for their work, so they can keep creating.