World IP Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks, and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development of societies across the globe." World IP Day is observed annually on April 26; the date was chosen because it coincides with the date on which the convention establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization entered into force in 1970. The theme of this year's World IP Day celebrations is: "Powering Change: Women in Innovation and Creativity."
On April 25, Texas Regional Office Director Hope Shimabuku will be part of a guest panel of three women who will share their experiences working in the intellectual property space. This short panel discussion will be followed by a networking and cocktail hour.
For more information about World Intellectual Property Day, please follow here (link is external).
For inquiries about the event:
please email texasregionalUSPTOEvents@USPTO.GOV (link sends e-mail), visit us at the Texas Regional Office home page, or call us at 469-295-9000.