World IP Day – celebrating all inventive and creative women
Female inventors are the focus of this year’s World Intellectual Property Day. For generations, women have shaped our world with their ingenuity and creativity.
On 26 April, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will be celebrating innovative women across the globe under the heading ‘Women and IP’. “Women everywhere are driving scientific breakthroughs, setting new creative trends and building businesses,” WIPO stated in its announcement.
Meet the innovative and creative women
In Switzerland, too, women are developing new business ideas, filing patent applications and creating designs. In our IPI blog, we present some of these innovators.
- Jin Lii: The cardiology researcher breaking new ground
- Judith Wemmer: For a meat-free future
- Olga Dubey: From university lab to Swiss agrotech start-up
- Karin Sieber: From an idea to a protected design
- Further reading: You can thank women for these inventions (nau.ch, in German)
Every year, the Geneva-based organisation WIPO proclaims 26 April to be World Intellectual Property Day to increase awareness of the topic of IP. Intellectual property offices and institutes around the world also take part in the campaign.
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- More on this year’s World IP Day
Harmonisation and partial revision of guidelines as of 1 July 2023
Conference on Intellectual Property & Sustainability at the University of Geneva
Symposium: "Best practices in the fight against counterfeiting & piracy – NFTs not your cup of tea? Well, they should: NFTs as a new way of fighting counterfeiting and piracy"