Intellectual Property

March 26, 2019 - March 28, 2019

CLDP to Host Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights in Dushanbe

As a follow-up on the Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products Workshop hosted in Dushanbe in October 2016, and the Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights hosted in Dushanbe in May 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Tajikistan will host the third Workshop on Border Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. 

February 9, 2019 - February 16, 2019

Morocco: CLDP Launches Export Guide

On February 9-16, CLDP will launch an export guide for Moroccan artisans in Marrakech, Morocco.

February 7, 2019 - February 14, 2019

CLDP to sponsor Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Sri Lanka to AUTM 2019

CLDP will sponsor the participation of technology transfer specialists from Algeria, Morocco, Sri Lanka, and Tunisia to attend the 2019 Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM) Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas from February 7-14, 2019.  Participants will attend a pre-conference program focusing on contract negotiation, training and networking on how to manage a technology transfer office. The conference will provide insights as to further research, incentivize innovation, and protect and commercialize the resulting technology and intellectual property.  CLDP’s ongoing assistance is focused on bolstering innovation and R&D commercialization in all four countries by helping to create a critical mass of in-country specialists equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully commercialize discoveries made by the academic community and act as an effective interface with the business community.

February 4, 2019 - February 6, 2019

Sri Lanka: CLDP Conducts Technology Transfer Consultations

From February 4-6, CLDP will arrange consultations for a 15-member delegation of Sri Lankan technology transfer office directors. 

October 30, 2018 - November 1, 2018

MENA: CLDP Holds Regional Workshop on Technology Transfer

On October 30-November 1, 2018, CLDP, in coordination with the Tunisian Agency for the Promotion of Scientific Research (ANPR), organized a regional workshop in Tunis, Tunisia, on the commercialization of technology for the Middle East and North Africa region. The workshop promoted technology-based entrepreneurship and strengthened local capacity by bringing together government officials and technology transfer stakeholders to discuss technology management. More than 60 participants from Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Bahrain attended. Subject-matter experts from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Technology Transfer, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University focused on practical case studies and management skills such as commercialization metrics, valuation of technology, licensing and assignments, negotiation, and marketing strategies. At the end of the workshop, participants made concrete recommendations that included the development of intellectual property policies for universities and a more advanced train-the-trainer program for experienced technology transfer managers. By strengthening intellectual property rights in the MENA region through technology transfer programs, CLDP helps level the playing field for U.S. companies. CLDP’s ongoing assistance is focused on bolstering innovation and research and development commercialization in all four countries by helping to create a critical mass of in-country specialists equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully commercialize discoveries made by the academic community and act as an effective interface with the business community. 

September 10, 2018 - September 11, 2018

CLDP Leads IP Adjudication Training

From September 10-11, 2018, in coordination with Azerbaijan’s Intellectual Property Agency and Ministry of Justice, CLDP held a two-day workshop on the adjudication of intellectual property infringement cases in Baku, Azerbaijan.

August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on Efficiency and Transparency of Court Administration

CLDP, in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine, designed and implemented the Workshop on Transparent and Efficient Court Administration II. The workshop took place in Odesa, Ukraine, on August 1-2, 2018. The workshop participants included Ukrainian lawyers and court administrators as well as representatives of the U.S. judiciary and legal community.

July 30, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes

On July 30-31, 2018, in Odesa, Ukraine, CLDP, in cooperation with the U.S. judiciary and the Federal Judiciary Center, as well as with the High Council of Justice and the Supreme Court of Ukraine designed and implemented the Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes. 

July 26, 2018

Ukraine: IP Benchbook Launch

On July 26, 2018, in Kyiv, Ukraine, CLDP in collaboration with the Supreme Court of Ukraine and the Federal Judicial Center introduced a number of Ukrainian judges to the IP Benchbook, prepared with the support of CLDP. Such introduction will help the Ukrainian judiciary use the IP Benchbook even more efficiently.

July 23, 2018 - July 25, 2018

Ukraine: CLDP Hosts Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

As a follow up to the international workshop of the same name held in 2015, CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, designed and implemented the Workshop on Collective Copyright Management in Ukraine II.