World Intellectual Property Day – April 26, 2023

Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity

In 2023, we celebrate the “can do” attitude of women inventors, creators and entrepreneurs around the world and their ground-breaking work.

Women in all regions are shaping the world through their imagination, ingenuity and hard work, but often face significant challenges in accessing the knowledge, skills, resources and support they need to thrive.

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World Intellectual Property Day Events Calendar

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World IP Day Gallery

Celebrating innovative, creative and enterprising women around the world

The World Intellectual Property Day Gallery features women from around the world who are forging new horizons with their groundbreaking ideas.

World IP Day Video Competition

The World Intellectual Property Day 2023 Video Competition is now closed

The online public vote to select the winners will run from April 13 to April 23 at 23.59 (CET). Stay tuned to cast your vote and help choose the winners!


Create your own World Intellectual Property Day campaign

Join us in celebrating the work of trailblazing women around the world and in raising awareness about why it is so important to encourage more women to participate in the IP system.

Use available campaign materials to develop your own, customized campaign and help us spread the word.

Are you a woman inventor, creator, or entrepreneur?

WIPO is committed to moving the dial on the participation of women in the IP system.

Find out how the IP system can help accelerate innovation and creativity and support your business goals.

Social media kit

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

About World Intellectual Property Day

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

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The World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated every year on April 26. The global campaign offers a unique annual opportunity to join with others around the globe to celebrate inventors and creators around the world and to explore how IP contributes to a thriving music and arts scene and drives the technological innovation that helps shape our world.