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The Creative Business: Celebrating World IP Day and Taking Your Ideas to Market

Monday, April 26, 2021

Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern time

An Online Event


Hakim Draper The Boogie Shack

Sunil Iyengar National Endowment for the Arts

Laura Zabel Springboard for the Arts


On April 26, 2021, at noon eastern time, the Copyright Office will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with The Creative Business: Celebrating World IP Day and Taking Your Ideas to Market, which reflects the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2021 theme IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market. The Copyright Office event will feature a discussion of the importance of small and medium businesses in copyright, the economy, and our culture. Additionally, panelists will provide insights into how to navigate copyright issues that are unique to small and medium businesses.

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