The United Nations General Assembly declared in 2000 that the World Intellectual Property Day will be celebrated every year on April 26, coinciding with the date of the entry into force of the Convention, in which the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was established (WIPO).

This year, WIPO chose as theme of celebration "Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity" for recognizing the contribution of women to Intellectual Property. One of the most remembered women in science is Marie Curie (1867-1934), pioneer scientist in the field of radioactivity, who was the first person awarded two Nobel prizes in different branches, Nobel Prize in Physics in 1903 and Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1911. In the field of arts, Frida Kahlo (1907-1954) stands out for her paintings that represent exceptionally her personal experiences, and in opera, María Callas (1923-1977) who is the best soprano of all times according to many.

In the contemporary era, many women from different parts of the world have excelled in the fields of art and science, providing contributions to solve problems of international interest such as undernourishment, epidemics, food security, climate change, among others, and enriching the cultural heritage of humanity through their artistic works.

Considering the theme promoted by WIPO, on this day ARIAS congratulates women who especially collaborates daily in different companies and institutions, developing trademarks, cultural projects, new technologies and other matters related to intellectual property, congratulation that extends to female attorneys specialized in intellectual property, who have an important role in the protection of intellectual property rights in Guatemala and abroad. Of course, we also congratulate our colleagues, clients and friends who dedicate their professional practice to matters related to intellectual property.