World IP Day 2020

In 2000, WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World Intellectual Property Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of intellectual property (IP).

Since then, World Intellectual Property Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world. The World Intellectual Property Day theme for 2020 is “Innovate for a Green Future”, a subject that highlights the contribution that innovation makes toward a lower-carbon, more sustainable future for our planet and future generations.

This introductory note invites your organization to take advantage of the toolkit prepared by the WIPO Secretariat to assist in the development of World Intellectual Property Day activities.

Specifically, as you can see from the attached link on WIPO’s public website (, we have prepared a summary of the issues and suggestions for activities that you may wish to organize to stimulate dialogue and action on April 26, 2020.

Information includes background documents such as FAQs; posters, bookmarks and other visuals that can be used in your social media communications, a social media toolkit, and a promotion toolkit offering suggestions on the type of events you may wish to organize.

On our World IP Day webpage, we also have an “Events Map” where we will list events taking place around the world, and a page where Members States and organizations can submit any videos they prepare.

World IP Day 2020