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) rights play in encouraging creativity and innovation. It highlights the importance of IP in fostering economic growth as well. It is celebrated differently from one country to another, but in Mongolia, it is celebrated in both familiar and not-so-familiar ways.

It is not only celebrated with the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents giving out awards, but it is also celebrated with enthusiastic sporting events such as table tennis, basketball, and volleyball matches. However, since this day is not 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 Nations’ WIPO organization, including Mongolia. That same year, the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents began to celebrate this holiday, and it has 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 is also an award ceremony thrown by the Association of Mongolian Intellectual Property Agents, an organization that was originally created in 1996 and has been participating in this holiday since its inception 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, the word of this holiday can be spread using the hashtag #IntellectualPropertyDayMongolia.

Where is it celebrated?
Mongolia (Observance)
When is it?
This year (2024)
April 26 Friday
Next year (2025)
April 26 Saturday
Last year (2023)
April 26 Wednesday