“This message is for young people who are working to improve our world. You are the change-makers who help us recover stronger from the pandemic. Who are leading the fight for climate justice and who will beat a path to a healthier, fairer, and more harmonious world. You have the ideas. You have the passion. You know what’s needed to tackle local and global challenges and you’re only getting started. From the Vietnamese inventors who have come up with a helmet that protects frontline workers against COVID-19. To the teenagers from who’s new app boost tourism development there to the Indian designers who have found a new way of protecting children against disease by making hand-washing fund your generations proving once again the age is no barrier to discovery.
At the World Intellectual Property Organization part of the United Nations, our job is to support innovators and creators around the world. Intellectual property or IP can help to turn your ideas into reality. Patterns, trademarks, designs, copyright, these aren’t just dry legal rights, they are powerful tools that can help you realize your goals and create impact where it’s needed the most. Wherever you are in the world whatever fuel your ambitions lie, IP can help bring about the change that you want to see. So, innovators and creators, this is your world to shape. This is your time. Let’s work together to build a better future and make IP work for everyone, everywhere. “ said General Director of WIPO Daren Tang on the occasion of April 26th.