World IP Day

Happy World IP Day today, Thursday 26th! There is a flurry of news, meetings, events and promotion which will continue in the coming day or two.

The WIPO Director Francis Gurry is on a tour in SE Asia. He was in Thailand for meetings with the IPD and then travelled upcountry to Chiang Mai where he visited GI producers including Yok Dok Brocade silk. Meanwhile the Prime Ministers of Singapore and Vietnam met and confirmed their collaboration on innovation and IP to promote economic growth. Philippines IP Director General Josephine Santiago issued a statement to promote IP among Filipino inventors and creative workers. 

All showing that the pursuit of knowledge economy in the region is alive and well.