Copyright Office Hosts Event Celebrating 2022 World IP Day

Issue No. 957 - April 14, 2022

Engage Your Creativity: Copyright and IP for Young Professionals

The U.S. Copyright Office invites you to attend the upcoming Copyright Office Presents celebration of the World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. Please join the Office on April 26 at 9:30 a.m. eastern time on Zoom for Engage Your Creativity: Copyright and IP for Young Professionals for an exploration of the intellectual property rights these young creators enjoy. Closed captioning provided.

The Register of Copyrights, Shira Perlmutter, will open the event with introductory remarks. Altaye Tedla Desta, head of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) eLearning Program, will speak on behalf of WIPO. Throughout the event, attendees will hear presentations from George Thuronyi, the interim head of the Public Information and Education Office; Branden Ritchie, senior level attorney from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); and Jaylen Johnson, attorney-advisor from the Public Information and Education Office. The program will end with Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, who will interview young artists to discuss their experiences with IP, their career stories, and links to copyright relevance.

In addition, Register Perlmutter will be taking part in a virtual fireside chat at the USPTO World Intellectual Property Day 2022 event at 1:00 p.m. eastern time. She will discuss how to promote IP adoption among young innovators.

World Intellectual Property Day, observed on April 26 since 2000, marks the date in 1970 when the WIPO Convention came into force. The anniversary of this occasion is observed as a way of promoting and increasing general understanding of intellectual property. This program is part of the Copyright Office Presents lecture series and is free and open to the public.