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World Intellectual Property Day

Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day

On the 26th of April every year, we acknowledge and celebrate World Intellectual Property Day. In particular, the day is an opportunity to learn about the role that intellectual property rights (patents, trademarks, industrial designs, copyright) play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

This year’s World Intellectual Property Day campaign celebrates the brilliance, ingenuity, curiosity and courage of the women who are driving change in our world and shaping our common future. As part of the celebrations WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organisation honoured three of our students, for an invention that they developed as part of the Girls Invent program offered here at Camberwell Girls.

Susannah, Alice and Mikayla who are currently in Year 8, spent last year developing a product that has the potential to solve a problem on the world’s tennis courts: keeping track of the score in social games.

The students, with the guidance of their teachers, the Girls Invent Program and pro bono work from intellectual property (IP) specialists at Shelston IP, are well advanced in securing IP protection for their invention, the Score Buddy, which has a potential global market.

We look forward to supporting the students and their families to see Score Buddy become a reality.

To read the full story on the WIPO website, CLICK HERE







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