World Intellectual Property Day 2011 celebrated on 26 April

In his message for Intellectual Property Day 2011, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry focuses on design protection. He describes the role of design in the market-place, in society and in shaping the innovations of the future. WIPO’s Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs saw a 30 percent increase in international applications last year.

Read Director General Gurry's whole message on the WIPO website.