On April 26 every year, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day in order to promote discussion of the role of intellectual property (IP) in encouraging innovation and creativity.
World IP Day is a wonderful way to acknowledge and celebrate the tremendous contribution that the creative industries make to our cultural heritage and development, from large-scale Hollywood productions to iconic works of visual art by individual creators. This year’s theme of Movies- A Global Passion, allows us to recognize the many screen writers, directors, producers, performers and behind the scenes technicians, who make the films we enjoy so magical.
– Karyn Temple Claggett, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Policy and International Affairs, United States Copyright Office, Library of Congress
Visit the World Intellectual Property Organization for more information