Press Information and Resources for World Intellectual Property Day Campaigns

Active engagement with regional, national, local, and specialized press plays a central role in promoting the World Intellectual Property Day messages and activities around the world. Every year, the campaign presents all interested stakeholders with an opportunity to plan a communications effort targeting media outlets to raise awareness about their work and its relevance to the campaign theme and build interest in the campaign-related activities that are in view.
The goals of any communication effort will be shaped by the stakeholders' aims and the needs and interests of the local audience. For example, communications may be planned around an affirmatory celebration of local efforts to promote greater use of the intellectual property (IP) system, highlighting examples relevant to the World Intellectual Property Day 2024 campaign theme – IP and the SDGs:  Building our common future with innovation and creativity.
World Intellectual Property 2024 shines a light on the central importance of innovation, creativity and IP to achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The IP system provides an incentive for innovation and creativity and stimulates investment in the innovation and creativity needed to achieve the SDGs. 
Stakeholders can tailor the 2024 World IP Day 2024 theme to their local audience(s) and engage with media outlets to report on their line-up of World IP Day events. 
WIPO will support these efforts through its integrated, global campaign with materials and key messages that stakeholders can adapt to amplify the campaign in a coherent way.

Other guidelines


Sample timeline for delivery and use of the World IP Day press toolkit:

January 2024: The key messages of the 2024 World Intellectual Property Day campaign and other background materials are available online from the World Intellectual Property Day homepage.  We invite all stakeholders to use these materials as a foundation for their World Intellectual Property Day campaign-related press communications.
In planning their World Intellectual Property Day campaign-related press communications, stakeholders may consider:
  • Making “save the date” announcements and other World Intellectual Property Day-related information.
  • Arranging for the publication of editorials on campaign-related issues for publication in national or local news.
  • Arranging for interviews with high-profile personalities, local women inventors and creators and women-led enterprises or policymakers on campaign themes for publication in media outlets.
  • Publicizing these through social media channels (see guidelines on Social Media Information and Resources and our social media toolkit).
Early April: WIPO will provide refined messages and data points, including any available regional or local information, related to the theme. This will allow stakeholders to publish on April 26 a press communication tailored to their audience, meeting their needs, while carrying a unified global message and look.
April 26 - World Intellectual Property Day: WIPO will release its high-level communication on April 26, utilizing key campaign messages and data, but for a global audience. We invite all stakeholders to amplify this international release via their social media and other communications channels.