Every April 26, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) celebrates World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. World IP Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and designs impact daily life, and to celebrate creativity and contributions made by creators and innovators.
Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity
Intellectual property, such as inventions, creative content and brands, is created by people—people with amazing ideas, creative passions, and desires to improve communities around the world. But it often takes time, money, and personal sacrifices to move these ideas, passions, and desired outcomes from conception to reality. When we see these finished products, creative works, or impactful companies, how do we measure the value of these achievements? Is it measured in revenue or is it harder to quantify?
The Value of Her IP
As part of this year's World Intellectual Property Day celebration, with a global theme of "Women in IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity," the USPTO will consider this question about how we value intellectual property. We will look through the eyes of the women who have made countless sacrifices and overcome hurdles others did not have to face to successfully innovate and grow their companies. Incredible women across the U.S. will tell us about their hours spent calling new customers, late nights researching after a full day of work, money spent for studio time, and other efforts, all so that they could bring their intellectual property to us. These important sacrifices together equal The Value of Her IP!
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will celebrate World IP Day 2023, centering on the theme of "The Value of Her IP" on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, from 4:30-7:30 p.m. ET., at the U.S. Capitol building's Senate Visitors Center.
Past World IP Day themes