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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

World IP day today 26th April

WIPO HomeWIPO initiated this event in 1970, which involves various promotions held around the world. There is even a Facebook page these days: http://www.facebook.com/worldipday

In Hanoi, Vietnam, the US Embassy, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and Megastar cinemas have teamed up to celebrate World IP Day 2012 by organizing a screening of the latest Hollywood movie, Battleship.

In Philippines there are to be various events especially focussed on eductaion and kicking off with the opening of the WIPO Regional Workshop on Copyright Documentation Systems on April 26-27, 2010 at Crowne Plaza Galleria Manila, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Manila.  

In Indonesia every year the President even gets involved hosting an event at the Merdeka Palace, although this year his other committments have led him to postpone the event until 8th May.

But the Bangkok Post's opinion piece today here on World IP day condemns the lack of robust activity from the government to protect Thai innovation in an outburst running contrary to the general celebration in the industry, and suggesting the need for more urgency to protect creative industries.

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