World IP Day 2021: “IP & SMEs – Taking Your Ideas to Market”

By at 26 April, 2021, 7:41 am

“Vaccines Are Saving Small Business”

In an April 4 Op-ed in the International Business Times, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan provides a snapshot on the current state of small business, and how vaccines are playing a critical role in driving momentum for economic recovery on Main Street. In the piece, she notes the importance of sound policies that have allowed the COVID-19 vaccines to come to market very rapidly and the need for our elected leaders to understand these policies to make the right choices for the future. Kerrigan lists three key policy pillars in the Op-ed:

● The 1980 Bayh-Dole Act

● Stringent Protections on IP

● Non government interference in pricing

Read the full piece here.

About World IP Day 2021

World Intellectual Property Day 2021 shines a light on the critical role of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the economy and how they can use intellectual property (IP) rights to build stronger, more competitive and resilient businesses. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has assembled helpful resources for SMEs, including:

● A Map of SME Support Institutions

● Resources for protecting your IP and assets such as technology, brands, designs and creative works.

● An IP events calendar.

● Case studies on the use of IP by SMEs.

● And much more, including interactive tools, The WIPO Magazine, an IP Diagnostic Tool, and practical guides.

Read the FAQs on World IP Day.

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