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April 2024 | No. 04/2024


World Intellectual Property Day, 26 April 2024 – Reminder

World Intellectual Property Day 2024
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As already mentioned in PCT Newsletter No. 01/2024, World Intellectual Property Day (World IP Day) will be held on 26 April 2024. This year’s theme, “IP and the SDGs: Building our common future with innovation and creativity”, explores how intellectual property (IP) supports our drive to build a better future and meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

To publicize all World IP day events, please enter details of World IP Day events you are organizing on the World IP Day events page at:


and feel free to enter your details or nominate a colleague or a friend for the World IP Day Changemaker’s Gallery at:


Also, don’t forget to take part in the online public vote to select the winners of the People's Choice Prize at:


A chronological evolution of the filing of PCT applications relating to the SDGs can be found at:


More information on the PCT and the SDGs (including several representative examples of published PCT applications which relate to specific SDGs) is available at: