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WIPO Global Awards 2023
WIPO Global Awards 2023
01 February 2023
Modified: 01 February 2023
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The 2023 annual competition for the WIPO Global Awards is searching for exceptional small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) of creators, inventors, and designers that are making smart use of intellectual property rights to achieve their business goals while also harnessing their innovation and creativity for the good of society.

The application period for the 2023 competition will run from January 16 to March 31. It is open to SMEs from around the world, active in all sectors of the economy – be that technology, agriculture, the creative industries or beyond. We welcome applications using all forms of IP, ranging from copyright, to trademarks, patents, and geographical indications.

Who can apply to the WIPO Global Awards?

The competition is open to SMEs in WIPO's 193 Member States. Pursuant to the definition of the World Bank, SMEs are those “enterprises that encompass up to 300 employees and up to 15 US$ millions of total annual sales”.

Why apply to the WIPO Global Awards?

Not only does participating give the opportunity for international promotion, winners get to attend the awards ceremony and are accompanied through a tailored mentorship program.

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Updated: 01 February 2023
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