On 26 April each year World Intellectual Property Day celebrates innovation and creativity. The theme this year is visionary innovators who have left their mark on history by contributing to a positive change in the world.
World Intellectual Property Day has been celebrated since 2001 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and its member countries. Through a variety of activities, events and campaigns, the initiative aims to increase public understanding of just how important intellectual property rights are in terms of the impact they have on people’s everyday lives.
Anyone fortunate enough to be in Geneva, Switzerland, is welcome to visit the WIPO headquarters to see the exhibition The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs, which forms part of the worldwide celebrations and features more than 300 patents that bear Steve Jobs’ name.