Entrepreneurs or established organisations wanting free help with copyright, trade marks, patents or designs can book a 30-minute appointment with one of our specialist IP lawyers. We are running these free legal clinics in the firm’s London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh offices. Appointments can also be made for advice by telephone or questions can be sent by email. See how to book an appointment.
Other IP specialists are being encouraged to do the same (see our WIPD kit for IP specialists).
Pinsent Masons is also hosting a free, IP-themed OUT-LAW Breakfast Seminar on 26th April in its London and Glasgow offices. The event, Protecting your name on the net will be hosted in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Edinburgh on other days in May. See more on our OUT-LAW Breakfast Seminars.
WIPD exists to raise awareness of intellectual property worldwide. It was organised in 2001 by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). Director General Kamil Idris has described WIPD as “an opportunity to encourage people to think about the role played by intellectual property in everyday life, and about its importance in stimulating and safeguarding innovation and creativity.”
The day has been celebrated in diverse ways, including a chess tournament in Kyrgystan and the issuing of a commemorative stamp in Algeria last year.
The date was chosen because 26th April was the date on which the Convention Establishing WIPO entered into force in 1970.