Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day 2019 with us!

World IP Day - April 26, 2019


Reach for gold: IP and sports

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is a global celebration led by the World Intellectual Property Organization. Every year, on April 26, we highlight the role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity. It is also an opportunity for IP offices, inventors and enterprises to connect with each other and discuss how IP contributes to the flourishing of innovations that shape our world and improve the way we live.

The theme this year is "Reach for Gold: IP and Sports." The global sports industry generates billions of dollars every year. Understanding intellectual property and using it strategically in sport-related business can lead to success and growth.

On April 26, let's discuss IP and sports innovation!

Canadian sports innovators in IP

Find out how Canadian sport businesses and innovators reach their potential with the help and protection of intellectual property.

Canadian sports innovators in IP Fluid technology against brain trauma Before becoming popular, trademark your brand: HockeyShot Shield-X Technology: using patents to prevent concussions PBSC Urban solutions

Learn more about IP

We celebrate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day on April 26, but we value the knowledge and effective use of IP every day. Check out the IP for business page for a suite of seminars, training and information resources tailored for businesses and innovators, like you!

IP and sports panel – National Capital Region

On April 26, we will be co-hosting a panel discussion with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) featuring leading sports innovators, as well as an industry-leading lawyer specialized in sports law. The experts will discuss the significance of IP in the sports industry.

This is a great opportunity for IP and sports enthusiasts to network and explore how IP supports the global sports landscape and contributes to sports innovations.

The panel will include the following:

Register now to reserve your spot!

Live streaming
Can't make it to Ottawa to celebrate World IP Day with us? Don't worry; we'll be live streaming the panel at 1:30 p.m. ET.

To watch our live stream, access our Twitter account or Periscope account on April 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET:

Events near you!

CIPO invites you to attend events around the country during World IP Day. Join the conversation about IP and sports innovation! Learn about how IP can support your growing business and network with other professionals in the field! Participation is free but registration is required.

Date Event name Location Format Language Category Time Select
World Intellectual Property Day: IP and sports – Panel and networking Ottawa, Ontario In Person Bilingual Networking 13:00 - 15:00 (EST)
Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property advisor in your area Toronto, Ontario In Person Bilingual Consultation 08:30 - 16:00 (EST)
Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property advisor in your area Vancouver, British Columbia In Person Bilingual Consultation 08:00 - 16:00 (PST)
Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property advisor in your area Montreal, Quebec In Person Bilingual Consultation 09:00 - 12:00 (EST)
Meet one-on-one with an intellectual property advisor in your area Edmonton, Alberta In Person English Consultation 09:30 - 16:30 (MST)

Join the World IP Day conversation

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