Topics of business and technology usually spark conversations about intellectual property and innovation. We aim to answer questions such as what does this mean for bottom line or the race for exclusivity? But there is no more critical perspective than how IP plays a role in cultivating the spirit of innovation in the next generation. We are therefore honored to join the World Intellectual Property Organization - WIPO in celebrating the theme of IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future on World Intellectual Property Day 2022.
The organization emphasizes that young people around the world are solving innovative challenges, using their energy and ingenuity, curiosity and creativity to chart the course for a better future. From the invention of popsicles to recent sustainability efforts, we have all benefited from the imagination and innovation of young people. To celebrate youth innovation and celebrate World IP Day 2022, stories of inspiring young inventors are shared.
WIPO plays a key role in organizing World IP Day. World IP Day activities, events and campaigns aim to raise public understanding of what IP really means and showcase how the IP system promotes not only music, arts and entertainment but all products and technological innovation that help shape the world.
Young Experts Program A new WIPO initiative The Young Experts Program aims to develop the next generation of leaders in the field of intellectual property. Successful applicants will join a two-year WIPO-run program designed to educate young people of high potential, especially from developing and least developed countries and countries with economies in transition, about the technical and political aspects of IP.
World Intellectual Property Day this year theme, April 26th, 2022, is dedicated to these great minds is the young, vibrant and inventive entrepreneurs of the world. We have a unique opportunity to pass on vital knowledge about intellectual property rights to those future innovators who, in turn, will provide the world with their own intellectual property. These world makers, with the knowledge of how to effectively navigate the rules and regulations of the digital space, stand out from their predecessors.
Society becomes great when old people plant trees in whose shade they will never sit - Greek proverb how society works, we are aware of the impact of IP on the younger generation. We are all role models for the kids around us and they depend on those who came before them to set them up for success. In the spirit of making informed decisions, a new sustainable innovation measurement framework was launched last year to enable organizations around the world to objectively track and report on the contribution of innovation to the achievement of the SDGs.
World Intellectual Property Day 2022 is an opportunity for young people to learn how intellectual property rights can help achieve their goals, help bring their ideas to life, generate income, create jobs and positively impact the world around them. With IP rights, young people have access to some of the key tools they need to realize their ambitions.
The global economic impact of counterfeiting and piracy is becoming more severe every year due to the resulting adverse effects on innovation, which is considered the main engine of economic growth. The role of customs in the fight against counterfeiting is critical to sustaining long-term economic development, preventing unfair competition, ensuring equal market access for all business participants, and protecting public health. Every year on April 26, World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated with events that promote the role of intellectual property rights (IPRs) in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year, given the significant achievements of the WCO in the field of intellectual property rights protection in recent years, WCO Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya will be holding a conversation with the customs community and all relevant stakeholders including international organizations, right holders, academia, media and industry representatives. Participants may ask their questions directly to the General Secretary, either through the chat function or by speaking. Answers will be provided in an interactive way to encourage lively discussion. Invited guests and WCO members are requested to register using the registration form.
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