World Intellectual Property Day 2023: New WIPO Data on Women Designers
Date : 26/04/2023 – Source : Organisation Mondiale de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OMPI) – Lien
World Intellectual Property Day 2023: New WIPO Data on Women Designers Underline Need for Increased Participation by Women in Innovation and Creativity
Women account for only around one in five designers behind the look and feel of products from simple packaging to mobile phones and automotive exteriors, according to new WIPO data released on World Intellectual Property Day, underlining the need to ramp up efforts to bridge a “gender gap” in intellectual property (IP)-backed innovation.
World IP Day is celebrated each April 26, with the 2023 campaign theme entitled “Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity.” Previous findings show that only about 16% of inventors listed in international patent applications – one metric of human innovation – are women, which is now mirrored by new data on women’s participation in industrial design applications.
According to preliminary statistics on design activity across the globe in 2022, women accounted for around 21 percent of listed designers in global industrial design applications found in WIPO’s Global Design Database, which covers some 80% of total worldwide design activity. …
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