World Intellectual Property Day 2021

World IP Day signature illustration of delivery truck and small business building.

The USPTO and its partner organizations presented a special 90-minute program to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2021. This annual international event is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. 

The theme of 2021's celebration was “Intellectual property and small businesses: Taking big ideas to market.” The program included two live panels: the first featured representatives of small businesses who shared their IP stories; the second focused on the resources available to assist small businesses with their IP needs.

Organizations participating in this event included the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Trademark Association, the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law, the Intellectual Property Owners Association, the U.S. Copyright Office, Licensing Executives Society International, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center.

World IP Day 2021: Event Recording



Additional information

For more information, contact Susan Hoffman in the USPTO’s Office of Governmental Affairs.

To follow additional World IP Day 2021 events and access educational resources, and to learn more about USPTO’s annual celebration, visit the USPTO World IP Day landing page.

World IP Day sponsors: World Intellectual Property Organization, United States Patent and Trademark Office, International Trademark Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, U.S, Chamber of Commerce and Global Innovation Policy Center and Licensing Executives Society International.
This event is part of a series: World IP Day