The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in partnership with U.S. Embassy Bangkok and the Consulate in Chiang Mai celebrated World Intellectual Property Day under the theme “Digital Creativity: Culture Re-imagined.”
On April 22, the U.S. Consulate General Chiang Mai participated in a lively World Intellectual Property Day event with a focus on Chiang Mai’s youth population at the Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center. In addition to USPTO, this event was made possible through support from Creative Chiang Mai, with collaboration from the College of Arts, Media, and Technology and Faculty of Fine Arts at Chiang Mai University, Makerspace Thailand. About 150 young professionals and students attended and hundreds followed the event online. The celebration featured musical performances, panel discussions, animation production and 3D printing demonstrations, and booths showcasing creative displays and crafts and arts from entrepreneurs and local art students.
In Bangkok, USPTO held two panel discussions with speakers from the public and private sector to discuss the impact of intellectual property on the creative economy and how to safeguard intellectual property in the digital age. This event which was held on April 26 attracted over 100 people.