World Intellectual Property Day 2022

 World IP Day 2022, IP for a Better Future, Young Innovators.

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and partner organizations held a special two-hour program to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2022. 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 the 2022 celebration was “IP for a Better Future: Young Innovators.”

The program included:

  • A fireside chat with Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO; Shira Perlmutter, Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office; and Daren Tang, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Office, on how to promote IP adoption among young innovators. 
  • Discussions on supporting IP protection and awareness in sustainable technologies.
  • Presentations by U.S. legislators on current IP initiatives before Congress.

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

USPTO, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law Section, American Intellectual Property Law Association, International Trademark Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association, Licensing Executives Society, US Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center, United States Intellectual Property Alliance, and World Intellectual Property Organization

To follow other World Intellectual Property Day 2022 events, access educational resources, and learn more about the USPTO’s annual celebration, visit USPTO World Intellectual Property Day.

Additional information

Contact Kortney Hammonds in the USPTO’s Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA) to request accommodation to participate in this event.

This virtual program is hosted by the USPTO’s Global Intellectual Property Academy, a unit of OPIA. OPIA advises the administration and other federal government departments and agencies on domestic and international IP legal and policy issues. It also provides technical assistance and training on IP-related matters to U.S. stakeholders and both U.S. and foreign government officials.

This event is part of a series: World IP Day