Celebrated on 26 April each year, World Intellectual Property Day goes green in 2009. In a bid to reduce the IP industry's carbon footprint, the World Intellectual Property Organisation has encouraged IP players to contribute by "stimulating the creation, diffusion and application of clean technologies; to promoting green design, aimed at creating products that are eco-friendly from conception to disposal; to green branding".
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore is commemorating the event with a seminar for parents and how their kids' web content may be protected. Find out what other countries around the world are doing to celebrate.
We are happy to note that our friends at Venner Shipley LLP were the first IP firm to achieve carbon neutral status. The International Trade Mark Association (INTA) is also doing its part at this year's Annual Meeting in Seattle by printing the brochure on mixed-resources paper, using eco-friendly soy-based ink for printing and going paperless where possible.