Thursday, April 26, 2007

Happy World Intellectual Property Day

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has declared April 26, 2007 as World Intellectual Property Day. Countries around the world are celebrating with a wide variety of activities ranging from intellectual property contests for students to seminars to on-line chats.

For universities and research and development (R&D) organizations in developing countries, WIPO has recently launched the WIPO University Initiative. This program uses Intellectual Property (IP) Coordinators who provide information and advice about IP matters to enable these organizations to implement IP policies, analyze IP information, develop IP assets, and make wise decisions about technology transfer and licensing.