Announcement of the Theme of 2023 World Intellectual Property Day

February 24, 2023

In order to widely promote people's understanding of intellectual property, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26 every year. The theme of 2023 World Intellectual Property Day is Women and IP: Accelerating Innovation and Creativity.

While levels of intellectual property (IP) awareness are arguably higher than ever before, there are still many sectors of society that include women, where there is an enduring need to improve awareness and understanding about the critical role that IP plays in driving innovation and creativity, business growth and sustainable development.

Women make up nearly half of the global population (49.58%). While women in all regions are shaping the world through their imagination and ingenuity, they face many challenges and their innovative and creative potential remains largely underutilized.

Despite modest progress, women remain seriously under-represented in terms of their use of IP rights. As a result, too few women are benefitting from the IP system. At a time when building economic resilience for recovery is a top priority, connecting women with the IP system to accelerate innovation, creativity and business growth, is more important than ever. It makes economic sense and it is the right thing to do.

(Source: CNIPA WeChat Official Account)