Wednesday, April 15, 2009
National Intellectual Property Day
The National Intellectual Property (IP) Day 2009 will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), from 23-26 April 2009, in conjunction with the World IP Day on 26 April 2009 .
This annual event is organized by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) to enhance public awareness on the importance of innovation, protection and commercialization of IP. It also reflects the Government’s recognition to innovators on their contributions to the nation’s economic and social development.
This year, MyIPO have chosen “Intellectual Property – Driving Nation’s Competitiveness” as our theme to reflect today’s world where a country’s competitiveness is increasingly dependent on its capacity to innovate. Each year, 26 April marks the day we celebrate National Intellectual Property Day. The IP Day offers an ideal opportunity to inform, educate and promote the importance of intellectual property (IP) as a tool for economic, social and cultural development.
IP represents the product of our mind or intellect. However, without encouragement, many great innovations might have remained merely ideas
To cater to a much wider audience, there will also be side events organized at the margin of the expo. These include meetings, seminars and workshops which will serve as a platform for knowledge enhancement as well as business matching, especially for the small and medium enterprises.