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World Intellectual Property Day - April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013, marks World Intellectual Property Day, an annual celebration linking intellectual property (IP) and creativity around the globe. This year's theme is Creativity: the next generation.

World Intellectual Property Day aims to:

  • raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trade-marks and industrial designs affect daily life;
  • increase understanding of how protecting IP rights helps promote creativity and innovation;
  • celebrate creativity and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies around the globe; and
  • encourage respect for the IP rights of others.

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office joins the World Intellectual Property Organization and member states in recognizing the importance of IP in the creative process. An essential part of innovation, IP supports Canada's economic growth and prosperity.

In Canada, IP plays a role in helping Canada's bold thinkers, up-and-coming entrepreneurs and innovators transform new ideas into economic benefit.

For more information about IP and role of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office, visit Learn about IP.

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