World IP Day Events in Ireland

World IP Day 2012: Visionory Innovators

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Event Details

Organisation William Fry
Dates 26/04/2012 – 26/04/2012
Venue William Fry, Fitzwilton House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2
Contact Name Anne Frain
Contact Phone +353 1 639 5420
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How Ireland Can Become the Silicon Valley of Europe . 

Hosted by David Cullen and Carol Plunkett, Intellectual Property with guest speaker Sean O’Sullivan, Managing Director of SOSventures and Dragon, RTE’s Dragons‘ Den.

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Registration and lunch from 12:30pm

Presentations from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

World IP Day Events in Moldawia

World Intellectual Property Day- 26 April 2012Every year on April 26, the World Intellectual Property Day, the world celebrates innovation and creativity, highlights how intellectual property promotes and encourages those who invent the future.

In accordance with the theme established by WIPO, in 2012 the World Intellectual Property Day is dedicated to Visionary Innovators, i.e. those big dreamers, possessed of great ideals that have the ability to foresee future needs and concerns of people.

Behind every great innovation, either artistic or technological, is a human story – a tale in which new pathways open as a result of the curiosity, insight or determination of individuals.

The Wright Brothers’ boyhood fascination with flight leads to a flying machine and travel by air. Louis Pasteur’s inquisitive mind advances the science of disease prevention. Tu Youyou’s dogged analysis of herbal remedies results in a malaria treatment that saves millions of lives. Steve Jobs’ ambition to make digital technology simple and accessible to everyone gives rise to personal computing and – three decades on – a new paradigm for the delivery of entertainment.

The list of visionary innovators is long. It is a catalogue of human ingenuity and creativity. It includes the many artists, writers and musicians who changed the way we see and hear things: Rembrandt and Turner, Picasso and Kandinski, each reshaping our perceptions of light, shape and form; Chekhov and Tagore, Neruda and Mafouz, their writing giving new insights into the human experience; Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, Hendrix and Rostropovich – musicians who challenge the status-quo, and endure.

Details of the celebration of World Intellectual Property Day internationally you can find on WIPO website:

In 1979 WIPO established the Gold Medal “Outstanding Inventor” – as a way to stimulate innovation activity and to boost technical creativity worldwide. By awarding this medal are promoted inventors, it is appreciated their invaluable contribution to the prosperity of both national and global progress.

To honor and encourage those whose creativity, artistic skill and imagination have created works, performances, relevant original productions in the field of copyright and related rights, such as composers, writers, artists, designers , editors, database creators, etc., in 2001 WIPO established the Gold Medal “For Creativity”.

Republic of Moldova, like other states, can be proud of its inventors, including the 26 winners of the WIPO Gold Medal “Outstanding Inventor”. With this high distinction were honored the best local inventors in the field of the technology – Ion BOSTAN, Valeriu DULGHERU, Stefan ODAGIU, Nicolae TARAN; chemistry – Gheorghe DUCA, Pavel CHINTEA, Aurelian GULEA, Olga COVALIOV, Tudor LUPASCU, Pavel VLAD, Nina SAMUSI; biology – Valeriu RUDIC, Ion TODERAS, Galina LUPASCU, Alexandra DESEATNIC-CILOCI, Liliana CEPOI, Svetlana CODREANU, Anastasia STEFARTA; agriculture – Simion TOMA; medicine – Ludmila ETCO, Viorel PRISACARI, Victor GHICAVII Valentin GUDUMAC, Constantin SPINU, Svetlana BURACIOV; intellectual property – Ion DANILIUC.

Winners of WIPO Gold Medal “For Creativity” have become over the years Grigore VIERU, Ion DRUTA, Dumitru MATCOBSCHI, Eugen DOGA, and Maria BIESU.

In 2011, AGEPI updated and reprinted the brochure “Winners of WIPO Gold Medal” (Republic of Moldova).

We invite you to watch our website for details on the program of events on World Intellectual Property Day – 2012 in the Republic of Moldova, where, alongside with Visionary Innovators worldwide, will also be celebrated those from our country.

World IP Day Events in Singapore

About „The Originals IP Spectacular!“:

„The Originals IP Spectacular!“ is organised by the Honour Intellectual Property (or HIP) Alliance – a flagship public outreach initiative spearheaded by the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS). This two-day community event celebrates intellectual property (IP) as an integral part of our daily lives. Don’t miss these exciting line-up of movie, music and art activities.




24 Apr (Tues), 7pm – 9pm: Free Movie Screening
Enjoy a FREE outdoor movie experience with your friends and family as we screen Disney Pixar’s hit animated film, „Toy Story 3„. Seats are allotted on a first-come-first-served basis and we strongly encourage you to arrive early.

25 Apr (Wed), 6pm – 8pm: Live Concert
Treat yourself to a stunning music showcase by our homegrown artistes. The FREE concert features a star-studded line-up comprising: JJ Lin Jun Jie, Tay Kewei, Chen Wei Lian, Derrick Hoh and Dick Lee! This is a free-standing concert and we strongly encourage you to arrive early in order to secure your preferred viewing spot.


All Day Fringe Activities (12pm-9pm):

Youth Creators‘ Bazaar
Support our youth entrepreneurs at the Youth Creators‘ Bazaar where they would be showcasing their original hand-made products!

Community Art Project
Be an IP creator yourself by getting hands-on with the community in painting and piecing together an art installation conceptualised by students from School of the Arts (SOTA)!

Student Showcases
Be sure to visit the „live“ movie set created by students from Singapore Polytechnic (SP) to understand more about the efforts behind-the-scenes in film-making. In addition, don’t miss the lively performances of original song compositions by students from SP.

World IP Day Events in Great Britain

World IP Day Conference 2012

The Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates are planning their fifth annual World Intellectual Property Day event in Edinburgh on Friday 27 April 2012, from 12 noon to 2pm.

The Law Society of Scotland and the Faculty of Advocates are planning their fifth annual World Intellectual Property Day event in Edinburgh on Friday 27 April 2012, from 12 noon to 2pm. World IP Day is on 26 April each year, and The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva set up this global event in 2000. World IP Day aims to make us aware of the impact of IP on daily life, teach us about how IP protection promotes creativity and innovation, celebrate the contribution of creativity/innovation to society and encourage respect for IP rights.

The event will be hosted by Roisin Higgins, Advocate and IP specialist and Graeme McWilliams, Legal Adviser, Standard Life. This event is an opportunity to celebrate Intellectual Property and World IP Day, reinforce the importance of IP and why it needs to be respected and protected and a focus for IP awareness raising within Scotland. Speakers for the day will be confirmed shortly. There is more information about World IP Day 2012 available on the
website at

World IP Day Brochure

Law Society members please register your place online.


Protecting your ideas and inventions – World IP Day

Intellectual Property (IP) can be owned, bought and sold. But how does this affect you? St John’s Innovation Centre and The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) invite individuals and businesses in Cambridgeshire to a special event on World IP Day – April 26th 2012 – for an overview on how patents and designs can be used to protect ideas and inventions.

You will find out how to make the most of your business’s intellectual property using trademarks and copyright and hear how a successful, growing company has effectively protected their exclusive online product.

Miles Rees, Business Outreach Manager from the Intellectual Property Office comments: “The Intellectual Property Office always looks forward to World IP Day, which is now only weeks away. It provides us with another platform to raise awareness of IP and reinforce the importance of good IP management.

“We are very much looking forward to being part of the World IP Day celebrations at St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. Our experts will be there giving an overview of Intellectual Property, and answering any questions event delegates may have.”

For further information or to book your place, visit or email

Event Location

St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road

This workshop is in partnership with the Intellectual Property Office ( Please find below the agenda and list of speakers:

09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome and introduction – David Gill, St John’s Innovation Centre
09.40 – 10.30 Intellectual Property Rights covering Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright, and how this affects and can benefit your business.
10.30– 10.45 The benefits of working with an IP attorney – Alex Turnbull, Director, Avidity IP, European Patent and Trademark Attorneys
10.45 – 11.00 R&D grants to support protection – Alex Smeets
11.00 – 11.20 BREAK
11.20 – 11.35 Companies House – Paul Davies
11.35 – 11.50 Managing your Brand – Damian Croker, Brandstrike
11.50 – 12.10 Case Study – Martin Rigby – Psonar
12.10 – 12.30 Speaker Panel – Questions and answers
12.30 – 13.15 Networking and lunch

World IP Day Events in Vietnam

Business Lunch: World IP Day – Protecting Your Brand Value in Vietnam
Register Online for Business Lunch: World IP Day – Protecting Your Brand Value in Vietnam

When: Wed, Apr 25th 2012 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Renaissance Riverside Hotel , 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

To commemorate World Intellectual Property Day, AmCham HCMC and Southeast Asian law firm Tilleke & Gibbins are joining forces to host a seminar on counterfeit goods and intellectual property rights (IPR) in Vietnam, featuring guest speaker Dr. Pham Hong Quat from the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Counterfeit goods in Vietnam represent a serious threat to brand owners, a problem that extends far beyond the revenue lost to copies and knockoffs. Low-quality or defective fakes can damage the hard-earned reputations (and value) of established brand names. Pirated CDs, DVDs and software can disincentivize and stifle creativity and innovation. In some fields, such as pharmaceutical products, counterfeit goods can even be deadly.

The Government of Vietnam has taken substantial steps to tighten up IP enforcement in recent years, offering more extensive and reliable protection to foreign brand owners, but there remains much room for improvement. Dr. Quat will speak about current trends and regulations in IP enforcement in Vietnam, then will answer questions from the audience with help from Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP experts.

Accompanying the seminar will be a road-show exhibit of assorted articles from the world-famous Tilleke & Gibbins Museum of Counterfeit Goods. Established in 1989, the Museum has assembled a collection of more than 3,500 infringing goods, ranging from lighters to motorbikes, that is notable not just for its size but for its variety. The Museum of Counterfeit Goods, located on the 26th floor of Tilleke & Gibbins’ Bangkok office, welcomes visitors daily, and has been featured in reports by numerous media outlets including CNN and the BBC.

World IP Day Events in Pakistan

Pakistan Set to Celebrate World IP Day

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced theme of 2012 World IP Day as “Visionary Innovators”. It has been narrated that behind every great innovations, either artistic or technical, is a human story a tale in which new pathways open as a result of the curiosity, insight or determination of individuals.

According to current year theme, elaborate arrangements had been made in Pakistan to design the World IP Day celebrations truly representative according to the thematic approach as decided by WIPO by giving opportunities to the innovators and relating creatures of different fields.

Hameed Ullah Jan Afridi, Chairman IPO-Pakistan said the event of World IP Day will be celebrated, on April 26th, in a befitting manner with participation of all the stakeholders in different fields including computer software.

He said that different technical session would also be arranged in which IP experts would highlight the importance of intellectual property right.

There would also be the need to aware the general masses and other people relating to different areas about critical role of IP rights and their impacts on social as well as economic sectors.

The Chairman said that significant importance would be given to the creative work of students and innovators. An exhibition would also be organized as side events of national conference. Geographical Indications (GI) of different areas of Pakistan would be displayed on the occasion. This Conference would provide exclusive platform to introduce Pakistan’s famous products in the country and also abroad.

World IP Day Events in Australia

World IP Day – Visionary Innovators!
Did you know that IP has been described by the Financial Times as one of the key drivers of business competitiveness in the 21st century!

The Sunshine Coast Queensland has won the opportunity to host the international World IP Day 2012 for Queensland. Come and learn about Brand Protection, Trade Marks, Copyright, protecting your ideas and working with other forms of Intellectual property to gain a competitive edge.

The Sunshine Coast will be deliver a series of workshops and information seminars based on the internationally celebrated WORLD IP DAY around this year’s theme of ‚Visionary Innovators‘.

Come and learn about:

Protecting your ideas by using Intellectual Property to deliver a competitive edge.
Becoming a Visionary Innovator!
Brand protection.
How to make your ideas a reality.
Funding sources for innovative ideas.

Date: 26th April 2012
Time: 1:00pm to 5:00pm – Followed by an (optional) business networking event from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and an opportunity to tour the new and brilliantly innovative ‚Sustainability Discovery Centre‘ at Sunshine Coast TAFE.
Venue: Sunshine Coast TAFE, 34 Lady Musgrave Drive, Mountain Creek QLD 4557

The Presenters:
Paul Loeffler-White, State Manager, IP Australia.
Paul Brennan – Brennans Solicitors.
Mark Paddenbrug, CEO, Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast.
Geoff Moller, Geosys Pty Ltd, Business Consulting.

To find out more visit

Event details

World IP Day was introduced by WIPO in 2001 to raise awareness of the role intellectual property plays in our daily lives, and to celebrate the contribution made by innovators and artists to the development of societies around the globe. World IP Day is celebrated worldwide. Each year it brings together people in over 180 countries to participate in a variety of events and activities.

World IP Day Events in the United States

IPI’s 7th Annual World Intellectual Property Day Forum

„The Innovators“

Intellectual property rights are a key factor in global economic growth and trade, yet IP policy has never been more controversial. Join the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) to learn more about IP, business and politics in the US and around the world at our seventh annual event celebrating World Intellectual Property Day.

Opening Keynote Address
James Pooley
Deputy Director General for Patents, World Intellectual Property Organization

Panel Discussion
New and Emerging Business Models in IP
Patrick Wilson– Director, Government Affairs, Semiconductor Industry Association
Moderated by Mike McCurry–Co-Chair, Arts+Labs, Former Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton

Panel Discussion
Opportunties and Challenges of IP & Trade
Chuck Larson–Executive Director, Americans for Choice and Competition in Agriculture
Moderated by Merrill Matthews, Institute for Policy Innovation

Event Details
Daytime Forum
Thursday, April 26, 2012, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
National Press Club, Washington DC
*Complimentary lunch will be served
**This event is widely attended

For details regarding our World IP Day Evening Reception on April 25, click here.

Licensing Executives Society Celebrates World IP Day by Uniting IP and Business Professionals across the Globe to Move Innovation Forward

Join Us on April 26 to Celebrate World IP Day! Don’t Miss Out on This Chance to Connect with Your Community!

On April 26, LES will join WIPO to celebrate World IP Day with a series of coordinated events aimed at connecting IP, licensing and business professionals, as well as entrepreneurially-minded students, across the globe in an effort to move innovation forward.

In the past two years, LES has hosted more than sixty Around the World with LES events, with over 2,000 participants in several countries and local areas throughout the US and Canada.

The events range from networking receptions and valuable education sessions, to career chats and hot topic discussions. The events are are open to anyone, including non-members and students, so register now through your local chapter and don’t forget to bring a friend or two!

LESI Societies
Several LESI Societies will be hosting Around the World events. For more information, please visit the LESI website.

Around the World Photo Release Policy
Registrant grants permission to LES (USA & Canada) to use registrant’s image or likeness for any and all promotional purposes.

World IP Day – World Intellectual Property Day

Every year on April 26, World Intellectual Property Day (World IP Day) celebrates innovation and creativity and how intellectual property fosters and encourages them.

World IP Day 2012 focuses on Visionary Innovators – individuals whose ingenuity and artistry have broken molds, opened new horizons and made a lasting impact.

With this web site, we want to…
– raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property
– connect you with other organizations and people in the invention field
– provide useful tips
– give you information about the World IP Day
– publish interesting interviews with people who deal with inventions every day
– help inventors to bring their ideas and IP successfully to market

Celebrating World IP Day

Have you ever heard of the World Intellectual Property Day? It´s celebrated every year on April 26.

The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to “raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life” and “to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe”.

This year´s motto is “Visionary Innovators”. Either with an event or an activity, organizations from all over the world will participate.

Stay tuned, we keep you up to date!