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Regional Seminar
on Enhancing the Quality of IP Management in SMEs

organized by
the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
and
the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT)
Webinar, April 26, 2021

World Intellectual
Property Day 2021

April 26

World IP Day – April 26, 2021

Every April 26, we celebrate World Intellectual Property Day to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

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IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market

Every business starts with an idea. Each of the millions of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that operate across the globe every day started with an idea that took shape in someone’s mind and made its way to market.

Regional Seminar

on Enhancing the Quality of Intellectual Property (IP) Management in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)

organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

and the Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT)

Webinar, April 26, 2021

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Speakers

PROF. HABİP ASAN

President
Turkish Patent and Trademark Office (TURKPATENT)
Ankara

DAREN TANG

Director General
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Geneva

MUSTAFA VARANK

Minister of Industry and Technology of Turkey
Ankara

GUY PESSACH

Director
IP for Business Division (IPBD)
IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector, WIPO

ALİ IJAZ AHMAD

CEO
Makara Capital
Singapore

AUDREY YAP

President
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)
Singapore

RICHARD NUGENT

Principal Consultant
Mathys&Squire Consulting
London, United Kingdom

SAMİR DELİORMANLI

Innovation and IP Manager
Koç Holding
Istanbul, Turkey

Dr. HAKAN YILDIRIM

Head of Intellectual Property
Xbrane Biopharma AB
Solna, Sweden

ALLISON MAGES

Head
IP Commercialization Section
WIPO

DİLARA NAZ GÜLÜM

Coordinator
TURKSMD
Ankara, Turkey

NATASA MILOVANOVIC

Head of the Department
Intellectual Property Office
Belgrade, Serbia

ILJA RUDYK

Senior Economist
European Patent Office (EPO)
Munich, Germany

YANN MENIERE

Chief Economist
European Patent Office (EPO)
Munich, Germany

Ms. EVREN HOMAN GÖKCE

Co-Founder
Dermis Pharma
İzmir, Turkey

Andreas SCHUSTER

Co-founder
Orcan Energy AG
Munich, Germany

MURAT TOPCU

CEO
Bama Technology
Ankara, Turkey

ANDREAS MARTSMAN

Co-founder and VP of Marketing & Sales
Oxeon AB
Borås, Sweden

World IP Day offers a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to consider how intellectual property (IP) helps the global arts scene to flourish and how it enables the technological innovation that drives human progress.

Event Program

Panel 2: Designing New Services and Tools for SMEs

FAQs: World IP Day

What is World Intellectual Property Day?
World IP Day offers a unique opportunity to join with others around the globe to consider how intellectual property (IP) helps the global arts scene to flourish and how it enables the technological innovation that drives human progress.

In 2000, WIPO's member states designated April 26 – the day on which the WIPO Convention came into force in 1970 – as World IP Day with the aim of increasing general understanding of IP.

Since then, World IP Day has offered a unique opportunity each year to join with others around the globe to consider how IP contributes to the flourishing of music and the arts and to driving the technological innovation that helps shape our world.
Why celebrate World IP Day?
World IP Day is an opportunity to highlight the role that IP rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity. A balanced IP system recognizes and rewards inventors and creators for their work and ensures that society benefits from their creativity and ingenuity.

IP rights provide the means by which researchers, inventors, businesses, designers, artists and others can legally protect their innovative and creative outputs and secure an economic return from them. But the IP system is no free lunch. Only when a work meets certain established criteria will it qualify for IP protection. A song, or a movie, for example, only qualifies for copyright protection if they are original. Similarly, a technology has to be novel, non-obvious and useful if it is to qualify for a patent. Moreover, to obtain a patent, an inventor is obliged to make details of her invention public so that others can build on the technology.

An effective IP system that balances the interests of inventors and creators with those of society as a whole has proven an effective way to encourage inventors and creators to invest their time, energy and ingenuity into developing new technologies and new forms of creative expression that both improve and enrich our lives.

An environment in which innovation and creativity thrive and which is diverse and inclusive, improves our chances of addressing the major challenges facing humanity, driving human progress, and making our lives healthier, safer, and more comfortable.
Who takes part in World IP Day?
World IP Day is celebrated globally. Anyone can take part in the campaign! IP offices, government agencies, universities, law firms, businesses, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, universities, schools, along with thousands of people of all ages and from all corners of the globe, get involved in World IP Day every year.
How can I join World IP Day?
You can get involved in many ways:

  • Spread the word. Use our social media kit to spread the word about this year’s campaign and the role that IP plays in fostering innovation and creativity.
    Online: Share your views and join the discussion on social media using the #WorldIPDay hashtag, and follow @WIPO on Facebook and/or @WIPO on Twitter. Share World IP Day content and tell us and your followers what you think about the importance of creativity, innovation, IP and this year’s theme on your website or blog.
    Offline: Talk about World IP Day with your friends and colleagues.

  • Attend a virtual event. Every year, hundreds of events to celebrate World IP Day are organized around the world – webinars, conferences, national award ceremonies, workshops, and exhibitions. Take your pick. World IP Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate innovation and creativity and to learn something new.

  • Organize an event. Why not think big and organize your own virtual World IP Day event? Have a look at our list of event ideas for inspiration. Remember to share your event with us via worldipday@wipo.int so we can possibly promote it on social media. You can use our social media kit to promote your event.

Contact Us

Event E-Mail Address

worldipday@turkpatent.gov.tr

Headquarters

TURKPATENT
Hipodrom Caddesi 13
Ankara, Turkey
+(90) 312 303 1 303
+(90) 312 303 11 73
turkpatent.gov.tr
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WIPO
34, chemin des Colombettes
CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
+(41) 22 338 9111
+(41) 22 733 5428
wipo.int
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