Intellectual Property

December 5, 2018 - December 7, 2018

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. 

August 1, 2018 - August 2, 2018

Workshop on Efficiency and Transparency of Court Administration

CLDP, in cooperation with the Supreme Court of Ukraine, will hold the Workshop on Efficiency and Transparency of Court Administration. 

July 30, 2018 - July 31, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes

CLDP, in cooperation with the High Council of Justice and the Supreme Court of Ukraine will hold the Workshop on the Adjudication of Intellectual Property Disputes. 

July 23, 2018 - July 26, 2018

Ukraine: Workshop on Collective Copyright Management

CLDP, in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, will hold the Workshop on Collective Copyright Management System. 

July 20, 2018

Ukraine: IP Benchbook Launch

Intellectual Property Benchbook Launch will take place on July 20 and will help introduce the Ukrainian judiciary to the objectives, structure and content of the IP Benchbook and will facilitate the dissemination of knowledge in the Ukrainian judicial system.

June 4, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Sri Lanka: Technology Transfer Fellowship

From June 4 - August 31, CLDP will arrange a three-month fellowship at Innovation Partners Healthcare in the Boston metro area for a professor charged with commercialization responsibilities at the University of Colombo.

May 15, 2018 - May 17, 2018

CLDP Leads Anti-Counterfeiting Workshop for Customs Officials

CLDP, together with advisors from the US PTO, US CBP, and the WCO, led a workshop on border identification and interdiction of counterfeit and pirated products on May 15-17, 2018, in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. 

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina: CLDP leads Workshops on International Software Agreements

On June 12-13, in Sarajevo, CLDP held the second phase of programming on judicial IPR enforcement in coordination with the Center(s) of Judicial and Prosecutorial Training of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) and the Republika Srpska.  This activity is part of a series of workshops on IPR development and enforcement, targeting local tech companies, law firms, universities, government officials and judges and aiming to strengthen IP capacity of local ICT industry and improving enforcement of IPR.

The first phase of the program held on May 14-18, focused on negotiating international software agreements for local IT companies and took place in both Sarajevo and Banja Luka. They came about after an earlier assessment with several leading software development firms in Sarajevo and Banja Luka had shown that these firms had developed proprietary software and were interested in expanding internationally through joint development agreements but needed to understand how to best address key IP issues that they were encountering.  CLDP addressed these challenges through its workshops in May by providing training to these firms on how software IP can be protected and key IP issues that arise in the negotiation of international software agreements. The workshops also included mock negotiations sessions led by internationally renowned IP partner from O’Melveny Meyers LLP, with specific focus on drafting and negotiating term sheets. Additionally, CLDP experts discussed how to effectively utilize open-source software, and to develop and protect IP for Google and Apple app stores. 

Strengthening intellectual property rights will help BiH to develop as a knowledge-based economy, improving employment opportunities and economic stability, and will protect the IP of both Bosnian and U.S. companies.

April 21, 2018 - April 26, 2018

Afghanistan: Customs Integrity and TRIPS Workshops

On the week of April 22, CLDP, along with partners WCO and USPTO, conducted two workshops for officials from Afghanistan's Customs Department, the Ministry of Commerce, and the Afghan judiciary.