Head coach for Tema-based Halifax Ladies, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo – who doubles as the trainer for Black Queens -was honoured with the 2019 Intellectual Property Icon Award yesterday.

Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, a former player, ex-FIFA referee and now turned coach was acknowledged for her exploits in women’s football in the country.

This year’s edition was jointly put together by the Registrar-General’s Department and the Copyright Office on the theme “Reach for Gold: IP and Sports”, as the current Black Queens gaffer Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo was appreciated for her outstanding efforts towards the development of women’s football in Ghana.

Living legends in the sporting fraternity such as boxing great, Azumah Nelson, former Black Stars skipper, Stephen ‘Tornado’s Appiah and Isaac Dogboe were all applauded for using their talents creatively to market themselves and carve sellable niche from their gifts at the event.

World Intellectual Property Day is  celebrated on April 26 every year to learn about the role that intellectual property (IP) rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

The  2019 edition of World Intellectual Property Day was successfully marked yesterday with a call on sports personalities and institutions in Ghana to seek enlightenment on intellectual property and domesticate it as a cardinal part of their profession.