On April 26, 2021, at noon eastern time, the Copyright Office will celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with The Creative Business: Celebrating World IP Day and Taking Your Ideas to Market, which reflects the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 2021 theme IP & SMEs: Taking your ideas to market. The Copyright Office event will feature a discussion of the importance of small and medium businesses in copyright, the economy, and our culture. Additionally, panelists will provide insights into how to navigate copyright issues that are unique to small and medium businesses.
Featured speakers include Hakim Draper, Executive, Founder, Manager, Author, Speaker Strategist, and Consultant, The Boogie Shack, Sunil Iyengar, Research & Analysis Director, National Endowment for the Arts, and Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will also provide a brief overview of their patent and trademark resources for small and medium business enterprises.