Intellectual Property

February 27, 2018 - March 1, 2018

CLDP to Host Second Workshop on Identification and Interdiction of Counterfeit Products in Tajikistan

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

October 13, 2017 - October 20, 2017

U.S. Consultations for Ukrainian Judges on Adjudication of Intellectual Property Infringement Cases

CLDP, in cooperation with the Higher Commercial Court of Ukraine (HCC), and the U.S. Federal Judicial Center (FJC) will hold a week long Consultative Visit on Utilization of Judicial IP Benchbook. The Visit will take place in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Washington DC on October 13 - 20, 2017.

September 23, 2017 - September 26, 2017

CLDP to Lead Workshops on IP for Georgia

CLDP will co-organize two workshops on intellectual property in Batumi, Georgia from September 23-26, 2017. 

September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017

Sri Lanka: IP Policy Working Group

On September 11-15, CLDP, USPTO, and WIPO, in close coordination with the National Intellectual Property Office of Sri Lanka and the University Grants Commission, will conduct working group drafting sessions and site visits to select universities in Sri Lanka. 

August 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017

West Bank: CLDP initiates Judicial and Prosecutorial IP Training

On August 9-10, CLDP, at the behest of the US General Consulate in Jerusalem, and in cooperation with the Higher Judicial Council and the Attorney General’s Office, kick started its IP training program for Palestinian judges and prosecutors from the West Bank. CLDP was joined by two U.S. Patent and Trademark Office trademark attorneys, alongside Judge Denise Cote of the U.S. Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. 10 judges and 13 prosecutors participated in the program, representing 10 West Bank governorates, and partook in a series of interactive cases reflecting practical legal issues. The program provided a rare opportunity to gain an understanding of the legal gaps that the current IP law fails to fill, as well as a heightened level of appreciation of how trademark enforcement impacts economic development. The participants were grateful for the unique opportunity of sharing judicial experience with Judge Cote, who provided key judicial insight on how to oversee complicated commercial trademark cases, specifically in the area of designating civil remedies and damages.

On the margins of the workshop, CLDP met with the President of the Higher Judicial Council for the Palestinian Authority to discuss how CLDP can support judicial and prosecutorial legal capacity in the area of IP. The President requested that, as part of its IP work in the West Bank, CLDP propose and implement a yearlong technical assistance plan coordinated with the council. IP enforcement will be key in sustaining foreign investment in franchises, service companies, and new technologies in the West Bank.

July 20, 2017

CLDP Hosts Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference

On July 20-21, CLDP hosted the Third Annual "Georgia Against Counterfeiting" Conference in Batumi, Georgia.

July 11, 2017 - July 12, 2017

CLDP Sponsors Launch of Counterfeit-Combating Project in Mali

From July 11-12, CLDP co-led a workshop on combatting counterfeiting in Mali using technology to verify the authenticity of products, in coordination with International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and Sproxil.

May 10, 2017 - May 12, 2017

MENA Regional Program on SME Development and Technology Transfer

From May 10-12, 2017, CLDP held a regional program with participants from Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Morocco in Casablanca, Morocco to share best practices in promoting SME development. 

April 24, 2017 - April 28, 2017

Sri Lanka: CLDP Celebrates World IP Day and Conducts University IP Policy Workshops

On April 24-28, CLDP joined international intellectual property organizations in celebrating World IP Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka. 

April 3, 2017 - April 8, 2017

CLDP Leads Course on Technology Transfer, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

CLDP and the Division for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer (CRIA) of the University of Algarve organized a Program on Developing Entrepreneurship and Supporting Innovation Ecosystems in Algeria and Morocco in Faro, Portugal from April 3-8, 2017.