Celebrate The World Intellectual Property Day (26/4) in Ho Chi Minh City

Web.HCYU.07/05/2019. In the 20th April morning, Ministry of Science and Technology coordinated with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to organize an event to celebrate World Intellectual Property (IP) Day (26/4).

Participating in the event are Mr. Pham Cong Tac – Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, Mr. Bui Quang Huy – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, President of Viet Nam Student Association, Mr. Dinh Huu Phi – Director General of the National Office of Intellectual Property, Mr. Nguyen Van Vien – Director of Vietnam Intellectual Property Research Institute and more than 500 representatives of departments, boards, bodies and students from universities, delegates from state agencies, social organizations, associations and enterprises.

Viet Nam responds to the message from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

The theme of 2019 World IP Day is “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”. The theme gives people a closer and more precise look at the inside of the sport world, considers creative and innovative methods; and IP right has contributed to support and protect innovation and creativity in global sport development and preference. 

General values of sport including excellence, respect and fairness increase its global attractiveness. Nowadays, with the advanced telecommunication and media, all people can spend the whole day following the rhythm of sporting life and watching their favourite athletes and teams without leaving home.

Sport becomes a global multi-billion dollar industry, which creates investments (from gymnasia to broadcasting networks) and attracts millions of people in the world.

A business relationship built upon IP right guarantees economic values of the sport. This encourages the development of the industry by allowing sport organizations to sponsor for sport events and providing different means to develop sport at grassroots level.

This year’s campaign is an opportunity to honour sport heroes and people all over the world who are improving day by day backstage to increase the sport’s effectiveness and attractiveness.

The event includes cheering performances, torchlight delivery ceremony to spread out sport spirit and procession of IP fire monument on the streets.

World IP Day was observed on April 26th since 2000 by WIPO member nations, marking the date in 1970 when the WIPO Convention came into force. On this day, countries in the world are encouraged to raise general knowledge of IP. From then, IP Day has become a day for everyone to learn and encourage the contributions of IP to the development of arts and culture, technology, and innovation for human life.

During the last 4 years, from 2015 to 2018, the event of World IP Day has been organized creatively in Viet Nam, drawing the attention and participation of different social groups and creating a great communication impact on IP.