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2022 World IP Day Celebration

1. Event Introduction:

The theme of the 2022 World IP Day is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future.” WIPO is focusing on youths and emphasizing their infinite creativity, innovation, curiosity, as well as their courage to think outside of the box, in hopes of encouraging the younger generation to wield their limitless potential to forge a better path to a brighter future.

Youths account for 1.8 billion of the current population worldwide. In the next few years, the proportion of youths will increase. The younger generation possess the same advantages and qualities, as well as boundless creativity and the ability to innovate and revolutionize. Therefore, the main theme of 2022 World IP Day highlights the value of innovation, a capital and asset that belongs to the younger generation – something we should utilize and protect carefully. By communicating the importance of IPR to youths and helping them gain a comprehensive understanding thereof, we can help them realize their ideas and turn them into key tools to achieve future goals, which will help make a positive impact on society.

2. Event Date:

March 14 to April 27, 2022

3. Event Details:

In response to this year’s theme, World IP Day celebrations began at the end of March and included the following: the Patent Drafting Competition for the Youth (co-organized with the Taiwan Patent Attorneys Association (TWPAA)), three sessions of IP Training Camp on Campus, and Information Sessions for Trademark-Related Laws directed at youth startups and industries. TIPO’s official FB page also hosted a Q&A giveaway.

TIPO also collaborated with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Training Academy (TIPA) to host three sessions of World IP Day Seminars in 2022. The seminars combine the resources from three schools: National Taiwan University (NTU), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), and the three sessions were held separately in northern, central, and southern Taiwan.

4. Patent Drafting Competition for the Youth Event Details and Results:

To help youths better understand and recognize the importance of IPR in the protection of creativity and align with this year’s theme for World IP Day, TIPO has focused on undergraduate students and co-organized the Patent Drafting Competition for the Youth with TWPAA. TIPO hopes that through the competition, it can increase awareness of patents amongst youths and encourage them to get involved in greater inventive and creative endeavors. TIPO hopes they can realize their limitless potential and embrace a better future.

The competition was held over two days – April 16 to 17 – and invited speakers to teach topics ranging from “Strategies for Acquiring and Using IPR, "Cultivating Creativity and Converting it into a Patent," "Patent Specifications – Practice & Examples," "Drafting Patent Specifications (Competition)," and "Case Studies Discussions." The instructors introduced basic concepts and help students complete a patent specification draft.

The event attracted 29 teams from 19 colleges and universities in Taiwan and was adjudicated by a panel of judges consisting of patent examiners and industry experts, who chose the top three winning teams. Teams "WIPO's Penghu Bay (WIPO的澎湖灣)," "Tokkyo Heidan (特許兵團)," and "the IPR Trio (智權王道三人眾)" won first, second, and third place respectively.

TIPO co-organized the Embrace IP and Pursue Your Dreams - 2022 Entrepreneur Seminar on April 26 with TWPAA, and the awards ceremony for the patent drafting competition was held at the same time. The winners were announced on site, and on the day of the event, there were a total of 102 people who attended the event online.

5. Promotional Events Organized by TIPO:

The Copyright Division also observed World IP Day by organizing three sessions of the IP Training Camp on Campus separately on April 23, 30, and May 1 through an alliance with 29 Taiwan colleges and universities. IP Training Camp on Campus caters to undergraduate students with majors pertaining to law, fine arts, culture, audiovisual creations, etc., as well as all who are interested in IPR issues. The full-day of courses were aimed at fostering students' professional IPR knowledge and their ability to lead activities. Due to the pandemic, the event was held live online with a total of 90 students participating.

In addition to providing young people with a proper understanding of IPR and its importance, this training camp also showcases the creativity and practical abilities of youths. Students who complete training are sent out in teams to various elementary, middle, and vocational high schools across Taiwan to promote IPR concepts to students with theater and other interactive activities.

The Copyright Division also organized a seminar on the Trademark Act entitled, “Essential Info for Youths/Startups - How to Designate Goods and Services from the Perspective of Industry-Specific Trademark Application,” which was also moved online to April 25 due to the pandemic. During the event, which was attended by 290 people, TIPO discussed trademark law from a youth startup and industry perspective. From the 100 post-event surveys collected, satisfaction rate overall was over 90 percent.

6. Three sessions of the 2022 World IP Day Seminars were separately in northern, central, and southern Taiwan.

TIPO collaborated with TIPA to organize three sessions of the 2022 World IP Day Seminars, which combined the resources of three schools: National Taiwan University (NTU), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). The three sessions were held separately in northern, central, and southern Taiwan. The Taipei seminar “Social Media and Virtual Reality vs. IPR” was held on April 26, the Tainan seminar “Careers in IP” was held on April 27, and the Taichung seminar “Laws regarding IP and Creations in the New Age” was held on April 27. The seminar was conducted in a hybrid manner, with a total of 864 participants both physically and online.

7. Conclusion:

The annual celebrations, including the competition and the seminars, hoped to rally the power of the younger generation to explore IP issues together. TIPO also wanted to help the younger generation – whether still in school, about to enter the workplace, or even emerging entrepreneurs engaged in starting their own businesses – understand the importance and value of IPR, and then to make good use thereof to build high value-added industries and a better living environment.

  • Publish Date : 2022-11-09
  • Update : 2022-11-09
  • Organization : International Legal Affairs Office
  • Visitors : 464

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