Intellectual Property

August 21, 2019 - August 22, 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 August 2019, 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. 

July 20, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Georgia: CLDP to Hold Workshop on Adjudication of Intellectual Property Cases

On July 20-21, 2019, CLDP will lead a judicial workshop on the adjudication of civil intellectual property disputes in Batumi, Georgia.  The program is organized in collaboration with the Georgian Copyright Association, the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia “Sakpatenti,” and Georgia’s national judicial training institute, the High School of Justice.  Training for judges that handle intellectual property cases has become increasingly important as much of the judiciary remains unfamiliar with international best practices in this area of law despite an increase in the number of intellectual property infringement cases being heard in the courts.

April 23, 2019 - April 25, 2019

Morocco: CLDP Organizes Workshop on Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

From April 23-25, 2019, CLDP organized a workshop on technology transfer and intellectual property in collaboration with the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for over 30 government officials, academics, and researchers in Fès, Morocco. By strengthening the capacity of technology transfer stakeholders to manage intellectual property rights, CLDP is helping achieve U.S. foreign policy goals to promote a more conducive business and investment environment in Morocco.

December 3, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Pakistan: CLDP conducts IP Judicial Workshop Phase III

From December 3-7, 2018, CLDP, in partnership with USPTO and the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CLEIP), conducted a week-long workshop on intellectual property (IP) for Pakistan judges and a Director of the Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO).  This workshop was the capstone training session in a series of progressively more difficult programs for IP Tribunal Presiding Officers and District & Sessions judges selected by the High Courts as likely to be appointed to IP Tribunals in the near future. The judges interacted with U.S. (e.g., USPTO, DOJ, judges, private lawyers) and Pakistani (e.g., private legal practitioners) experts in trademark, copyright, trade secret, and patent law, including civil and criminal prosecution and deterrent sentencing.  The workshop was a mix of subject matter lectures, case studies, and a visit to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  In addition, representatives of U.S. industry and an economist met with the judges to discuss the benefits and challenges of enforcing intellectual property rights locally, nationally, regionally, and worldwide.  This series of workshops builds on earlier CLDP, USPTO, CLEIP, and IPO programs focusing on IP rights in Pakistan.

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.