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World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April

Well, I missed it, and it deserved to be recognised. Intellectual property (IP) is a vital part of the global creative and innovative ecosystems, especially for individual creators, entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Unfortunately, IP rights are increasingly threatened by activists who would deny creators and innovators their livelihoods in favor of access to free content and products. To raise awareness of IP’s vital role, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established the first World IP Day on April 26, 2000, 22 years ago.


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