Themed ‘Going for Gold: IP and Sports’, the 2019 IP day takes a closer view on sports, focusing on popularising and raising public awareness of the application of the Law on IP in sport business. An event entitled ‘Community welcome the World IP Day’ will be held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 20, aiming to promote innovation, creation and IP among the community. The final round of a contest on start-ups based on the IP rights for students will take place on May 11 in Hanoi, while a conference on state management in industrial property will be held in late April. Students will have the chance to learn more about IP rights through joining a scientific conference on IP at the Hanoi University of Social Sciences and Humanities on April 20 and a contest themed ‘students identify, respect and protect IP rights’ in May in the central city of Hue. The World IP Day, which was launched in 2000, has become an occasion for all people around the world to learn and encourage the IP’s contributions to the common development of countries, for innovation and people’s lives.