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World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2022

IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future

Across the globe, young people are stepping up to innovation challenges, using their energy and ingenuity, their curiosity and creativity to steer a course towards a better future.

This year, the World Intellectual Property Day 2022’s theme focuses on IP and Youth innovating for a Better Future . We explore how these innovative, energetic and creative minds are driving positive change.

Find out how young inventors, creators and entrepreneurs can use intellectual property (IP) rights to achieve their goals, generate income, create jobs, tackle local and global challenges and support community and national development. Learn more

Meet the winners of the Competition

More than 33.400 people have cast their vote to help pick the winners of the World Intellectual Property Day Youth Video Competition. Find out who the finalists and winners of the Competition are.

Watch their videos

More information about the Competition

Message from WIPO Director General Daren Tang

World Intellectual Property Day 2022 video clip on IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.

This year young people are at the center of World Intellectual Property Day.

Join the conversation. Share your views on how innovation can shape the world you want to live in using #WorldIPDay.

WIPO Magazine – special focus issue

The WIPO Magazine explores intellectual property (IP), creativity and innovation at work across the world.

World IP Day Youth Survey

Share your views on innovation, creativity and IP in a short survey and help inform WIPO’s youth engagement activities. Your views matter!

Complete the survey

Messages from the Global IP Community

TM5 Joint Message for World Intellectual Property Day 2022PDF

April 22, 2022

Promotional tools


Use our guidelines to create your own World IP Day 2022 campaign:

Promotion toolkit

This toolkit offers a selection of resources to enable you to create your own campaign.

Social media kit

Download campaign materials in 8 languages from our social media kit, including theme visuals, social media banners, cards, etc.

Other WIPO youth-related initiatives

WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Community Youth 2021-2022

Through this activity, WIPO aims to celebrate and make widely known the creativity of Indigenous and local community youth, as well as raise their awareness on how copyright can be used to protect their creativity expressed in the photographs.

The theme of the WIPO Photography Prize is Climate Change and Climate Action: Mother Earth through our Lenses. Participation is meant to encourage young members of Indigenous peoples and local communities to express themselves on this issue of immense global significance.

Young Experts Program

WIPO’s new “Young Experts Program” (YEP) initiative is aimed at forging the next generation of intellectual property leaders. Successful applicants will join a two-year program hosted at WIPO designed to expose young people with high potential, particularly from developing and least developed countries as well as countries in transition, to the technical and policy aspects of IP.

WIPO Academy: Gearing up for your IP journey

The WIPO Academy offers a wide portfolio of training courses on intellectual property (IP) education and skills-building essential to innovation and creativity. The Academy’s training combines face-to-face and Distance Learning (DL) courses that IP experts teach to provide an in-depth view of the fundamentals of IP law.

The WIPO Academy’s IP4Youth&Teachers service offers complementary practical tools for youth, designed to facilitate teaching. The Youth Corner will relaunch in April 2022. Learn more about WIPO Academy courses.


Organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the WIPO ADR Young group offers a networking and training forum for young professionals interested in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options for IP disputes, such as mediation and arbitration. Membership is free of charge and it is open to young professionals with a background on IP and ADR.

About World IP Day

In 2000, WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.

Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.

Frequently Asked Questions about World IP Day

“Why celebrate World IP Day?”, “What kind of events can I organize?” are examples of frequent questions that are asked about World IP Day.

Visit our FAQ page to find out answers to all the questions that you may have about World IP Day.