Intellectual Property Day in Mongolia
Every April 26th is observed as Intellectual Property Day — a day dedicated to promoting awareness about the role that intellectual property (IP) right plays in encouraging creativity and innovation. It highlights the importance of IP in fostering economic growth as well. It’s celebrated differently from one country to the next, but in Mongolia, it is celebrated in both familiar and not-so-familiar ways.
It’s not only celebrated with the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents giving out awards but it’s also celebrated with enthusiastic sporting events such as table tennis, basketball, and volleyball matches. However, since this day isn’t a public holiday in Mongolia, most businesses, schools, and government agencies in the country follow their normal operating schedule.
The History Of Intellectual Property Day In Mongolia
This holiday began in Mongolia much in the same way as it did in other countries. World Intellectual Property Day was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to promote the general public’s awareness of intellectual property rights.
It was immediately supported by other member states of the United Nation’s WIPO organization, including Mongolia. That same year, the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents began to celebrate this holiday and it’s been observed ever since.
Observing Intellectual Property Day In Mongolia
As we stated earlier, Intellectual Property Day is celebrated in several different ways in Mongolia. Since it is a holiday dedicated to spreading awareness about IP rights, there are media campaigns, seminars, and other events on this day.
There’s also an award ceremony thrown by the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents, an organization that was originally created in 1996 and had been participating in this holiday since its creation in 2000.
Other ways that this holiday is celebrated include basketball, volleyball, and table tennis games, as well as other special events. On social media, word of this holiday can be spread using the hashtag #IntellectualPropertyDayMongolia.