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2017 World IP Day - April 26, 2017 - Innovation - Improving Lives

​World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2017

Innovation – Improving Lives


What is World IP Day?   World IP Day was launched in the year 2000 by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) to promote and protect creative ideas, including music, art, trademarks, writings, and inventions.  The official date for World IP Day is April 26th, but events are held all over the world throughout the springtime.



2017 AIPLA World IP Day Events in Over 23 US Cities!  NEW LOCATIONS ADDED!!!

(Updated as of 4/20/2017. Dates subject to change.)

Stay tuned for event updates or contact the city leads linked below:

Alexandria, VA (USPTO)                   

May 12
Rob Roy's Innovation Center​

May 3
6pm, Westwood Country Club
April 26, 5PM at UCLA

Teach for America event (closed)

Maui, HI
April 13,
University of Hawaii- Maui
April 6
6-10PM, Science Museum of Minnesota
April 26th, 5-8PM,
Film Row Cinema at Columbia College
Nashville, TN
May 13, Adventure Science Center
April 21st, Fair Park
DISD Student competition (closed) &
USPTO Information station at
April 26
6PM, Cardozo Law School
Innovation Showcase
at the University of Delaware
​April 28, 6-10 Philly Tech Week - Innovation Crawl
(details to follow)
April 19
5:30PM at Galvanize
April 20th (student outreach event)
May 4
May 6th, The Henry Ford Museum
Girl Scout IP Patch event (closed)
May 3, 9-12PM
The Innovation Center at the University of Arkansas Fayetteville
 April 26
4-7PM, The University of St. Thomas  
Indianapolis, IN (2 events)
April 26
Zionsville High School
April 26th
3-5:30PM, CMG Worldwide
April 21
Microsoft Campus
April 21
Business Impact Northwest
April 25
San Jose Regional USPTO Office

But really, what is it?  World IP Day is celebrated all over the globe in the form of panels, receptions,  expos, and educational outreach for students of all ages.   AIPLA works with the USPTO and WIPO to expand those celebrations across the United States.  Local leads in cities across the U.S. work in teams that include local IP law associations, Chambers of Commerce, educational institutions, and educational non-profit organizations to put on these events to celebrate World IP Day.  


      What are the scope of past events?   The events range from panels for adults including attorneys and entreprenuers to events and contests for elementary, high school, college, and law students.  Each location's lead or team selects the event most appropriate to their community. The 2016 and 2015 events put on by our teams are listed below.


      What is the scope of the events worldwide?  WIPO has provided a map of the 2016 events and  a map of the 2015 events  held worldwide and put on in conjunction with IP, technology, legal, and other organizations around the world. 


View information from Past World IP Day Celebrations