World IP Day and China IP Week
World Intellectual Property Day is celebrated annually on April 26th, marking the importance of intellectual property in promoting innovation and creativity worldwide. The event began in 2001 and this year, April 26th, 2023, marks the 23rd World Intellectual Property Day.
As China continues to emerge as an important contributor to technological innovation and development, the protection of intellectual property rights has become increasingly important. In China, the annual Intellectual Property Week is held from April 20th to April 26th. During this week, a series of events and activities are organized to promote a culture of innovation and inspire enthusiasm for creativity among the public.
The theme of the 2023 China Intellectual Property Week is "Strengthening IP Protection and Bolstering Comprehensive Innovation". This theme aims to promote a culture of respecting knowledge, advocating innovation, integrity and law-abiding, and fair competition.