Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day: Monday 26 April

On April 26, 2010, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and member firms across the world celebrate both the 10th anniversary of World Intellectual Property Day and the 40th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention establishing WIPO.  The theme of World Intellectual Property Day in this celebratory year is “Innovation – Linking the World”.

Why celebrate World Intellectual Property Day?

The theme of ‘innovation’ is synonymous with New Zealand firms such as Glidepath, Lanzatech and Navman as well as individuals such as Sir Stephen Tindall, Kevin Roberts and Sir Kenneth Stevens. It is with the business community that intellectual property is most associated with.

However, one of the purposes of World Intellectual Property Day is to increase public awareness of what IP really means, and to demonstrate how the IP system fosters not only music, arts and entertainments, but also all the products and technological innovations that help to shape our world. IP simply surrounds us each and every one of us each and every day of our lives.

The name Baldwins, as Patent Attorneys, has been synonymous with Intellectual Property for 11 4 years. Baldwins has led World Intellectual Property Day celebrations in New Zealand since its inception 10 years ago and has recognised this occasion with special activities and events. We are delighted to be doing so once again.

Join with us and take a minute to look around and observe how much IP surrounds you!